Alastair Cook’s Career in Numbers and Records

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161 test matches, 12472 runs, highest score 294, 33x 100s, 57x 50s, average: 45.35 Only player in test history with 10,000+ runs as an opener – 11,845 at an average of 44.86 Longest innings in terms of minutes by an England player and 3rd longest ever – 263 off 528 balls in 13 hours 56 minutes v Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2015 Most minutes at the crease for an opener in test cricket (5th for all batsman) – 622 hours and 11 minutes Leading run scorer in test cricket for all left handers Highest score in Asia by an England player – 263 v Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2015 Most runs scored by a non-Asian player in Asia – 2710 runs at 53.13 Most hundreds scored by a non-Asian player in Asia – 9 Highest score by an England captain abroad – 263 v Pakistan in Abu Dhabi One of only 3 England captains to score a double hundred abroad (Len Hutton and Ted Dexter the others) – 263 v Pakistan in Abu Dhabi Youngest England player to score 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Youngest player (from any country) to score 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs in Test cricket. One of only 2 players (Justin Langer the other) and only touring player to get two double hundreds in Australia as an opener Only opener to get multiple double hundreds against Australia and one of only 7 batsman to ever do it. Only Wally Hammond (4) and Brian Lara (3) have more. Most double hundreds by an England opener and joint 2nd ever for all openers – 5 Highest score by someone carrying their bat – 244* versus Australia at the MCG in 2017 Most consecutive test matches – 159 Most test matches played for England (7th overall) – 161 Most test matches as captain of England – 59 Most runs by an England captain – 4844 at 46.57 (1029 more than 2nd most) Most hundreds by an England captain – 12 Most runs abroad by an England player (5th overall) – 5904 runs at an average 46.48 Most hundreds abroad by an England player (5th overall) – 18 Most hundreds (31) by an England opener with only Sunil Gavaskar (33) with more – His other 2 test hundreds came batting at number 3 Most catches (non-wicket keeper) by an England player and 6th highest ever - 175 One of five players to score 100s in his debut and final test