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Having so far failed in their efforts to convince the England selectors of the merits of Mark Stoneman as a viable contender for a top-order Test place, Durham can be expected to mount a similar clamour behind Scott Borthwick
• Captain admits run landmark had played on his mind recently• ‘I’m glad I’ve hung around long enough not to get dropped’Alastair Cook, speaking after …
Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs as England sealed a series win over Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street on Monday (May 30). England completed an emphatic nine-wicket win in the second Test with more than a day to spare to taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Cook was unbeaten on 47 as England eased to its target of 79 after Dinesh Chandimal made a fine century to lift Sri Lanka, following on, to 475 in its second innings
England bowler Steven Finn admitted he was still striving to find his very best form after a Sri Lanka fightback on day three of the second Test at the Riverside. Finn and England wrapped up Sri Lanka’s first innings early on as they were skittled out for 101, but the tourists put up their strongest showing of the series so far when asked to follow on, ending the day on 309-5, still 88 behind England’s first innings of 498-9 dec. Finn claimed the crucial wicket of Kaushal Silva for 60 in the middle of a fiery spell, but he says he is not bowling at 100% at the moment
Alastair Cook has become the first England batsman to reach the 10,000-run landmark in Test cricket, becoming only the 12th player in the history of the game to do so. Aged 31 years and 157 days on day four against Sri Lanka in Durham, he also breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record as the youngest player to reach the milestone by 169 days – they are the only two players to get there before their 33rd birthday and seven of the 12 players in the 10,000 club joined after turning 35. After surpassing his mentor Graham Gooch as England’s leading Test run-scorer in May last year, Cook has now also becomes the fastest, in terms of time span, to achieve the feat, taking ten years and 78 days.
Alastair Cook became the first Englishman to 10,000 runs in Test cricket as England defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the second Investec Test match in Durham. Glancing a four off his pads to the midwicket boundary in classic style, the England captain took his place among a 12-strong group of the greatest batsman to play the game.
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his delight at becoming the youngest player to reach 10,000 runs in Test history as his team claimed a series victory over Sri Lanka in Durham. Cook broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record as the youngest to 10k during his innings of 47 not out at the Riverside, as England knocked off a target of 79 to win by nine wickets and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series.
After Dinesh Chandimal notched a sublime century, England bowled Sri Lanka out for 475 runs in the second innings and chased down the target of 79 runs in 23.2 overs to secure 2-0 unassailable lead in the series with a nine-wicket win in the second Test in Chester-le-Street.
Captain will not have minded lack of fanfare when he became the first England batsman to reach 10,000 runs with a characteristic clip off his pads …
Cook`s innings Monday saw him score the five he needed to become just the 12th player of all time to make 10,000 Test runs.
Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez could miss the Test series in England in July-August as the condition of his nagging knee injury has not improved due to lack of proper treatment, according to sources.
Alastair Cook grabbed the headlines by reaching his 10,000th Test run as England eased to a nine wicket win over Sri Lanka.
Kent Women capped a fine weekend with a second win in two days with a five-wicket win against Surrey at The County Ground, Beckenham. England opener Tammy Beaumont hit 53 off 65 balls as Kent reached the victory target with almost 15 overs to spare. Display on Further News Section: Display on further news section Related News: 2016 dates for your diary 2016 match tickets now on sale 2016 memberships on sale NOW 2016 women's fixtures announced read more
Fast bowler Wahab Riaz has claimed that Pakistan have the quality to test English batsmen during their test series in July.
Durham is one of the happy hunting grounds for England in their own conditions. With a no defeat record at the venue, England took on Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test of the 3-Test match series at Chester le Street, Durham. Having won the toss, England skipper Alastair Cook was absolutely certain about what he The post Eng v SL 2nd Test Review: England trounce Lankan spirit to lead 2-0 appeared first on CricTracker.
Moeen Ali heralded his team-mates’ contribution with the bat in helping him record his second Test century on the second day of the Test at Chester-le-Street. The spinning all-rounder produced a masterful show of attacking batmanship, hitting an unbeaten 155 from just 207 balls, as England reach 498-9 at which point captain Alastair Cook declared.
Moeen Ali scored a sparkling 150 and Chris Woakes tore through Sri Lanka as England dominated day two of the second Investec Test in Durham. Becoming the fifth Englishman to make a “daddy hundred” from number seven, Ali struck 19 boundaries and brought up the milestone by crunching Suranga Lakmal for his second six.
Gareth Batty bowled Surrey into a winning position on day two of their Specsavers’ County Championship game against Somerset at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.The 38-year-old former England off-spinner returned figures of 7-32 as Somerset lost all 10 first innings wickets for 56. By the close, in their second innings, Surrey had reached 93 for 6, an overall lead of 256. Resuming on their overnight total of 236 for 8, Surrey added another 28 runs before being bowled out for 264.
• England 498-9 dec & 80-1; Sri Lanka 101 & 475. England win by nine wickets• Cook is first Englishman to reach 10,000 Test runsEngland won the second Test and …
England captain and Essex batsman Alastair Cook reached the monumental landmark of scoring 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka today – the first Englishman to achieve the feat. Cook becomes the 12th player in history to reach the milestone, becoming the youngest at 31 years old.
England captain Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs.
Alastair Cook has become the first England batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs, after reaching the milestone on the fourth afternoon of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street
After England captain Alastair Cook became the first English player and the youngest player to reach 10,000 runs, we take a look back at 10 of his …