Fox Sports Australia – After reaching stumps against India on day three of his final Test at 46 not out, Cook is on the verge of what would be one of his most impressive achievements in 12 years of international cricket.

Summary

  • After reaching stumps against India on day three of his final Test at 46 not out, Cook is on the verge of what would be one of his most impressive achievements in 12 years of international cricket.
  • But a 33rd and final Test century would make him just the fifth person to ever score a hundred in both debut, and farewell matches.
  • THAT’S WHAT THE BAT IS FOR: ENGLAND OPENER’S NIGHTMARE SERIESHOW COOK REDEFINED WHAT’S POSSIBLE IN TEST CRICKETThe last person was Indian batsman Mohammad Azharuddin, who farewelled Test cricket with a century against South Africa in March 2000.
  • Before him was Bill Ponsford, whose career was book ended by centuries against England – the first in Sydney in 1924, the second at The Oval in London in 1934.
  • Reggie Duff was the first to accomplish the feat when he ended his 29-match career in 1905 with a 146, also against England at The Oval.


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