England Skipper Alastair Cook breaks Sachin’s record, becomes youngest to 10,000 Test runs

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June 2, 2016

LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, breaking the record previously held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. Cook reached the landmark on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Riverside on Monday.

June 2, 2016

LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, breaking the record previously held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. Cook reached the landmark on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Riverside on Monday.

The left-handed opener started his innings needing just five to reach the landmark and Cook got there with a four through mid-wicket off Nuwan Pradeep.

Cook also became the first Englishman to score 10,000 Test runs and just the 12th player in all to achieve the feat.

At 31 years and 157 days, he beat the record of Tendulkar, who was 31 years and 326 days when he scored his 10,000th Test run.

The others on the list are Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Allan Border, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and Steve Waugh.

Having dismissed Sri Lanka for 475 after enforcing the follow on, England need just 79 to win the second Test for a 2-0 series lead.


Courtesy: HT