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Cook sets record for consecutive Tests

Alastair Cook beat a 24-year-old record when he played against Pakistan at Headingley

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Cook sets record for consecutive Tests

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook set a new record by playing in his 154th Test when England took on Pakistan in the second Test of the 2018 summer at Headingley.

The Three Lions opener equalled Australia great Allan Border's record of 153 Tests against Pakistan at Lord's - and went one better in the second fixture between the sides.

Cook is no stranger to record-making and breaking outings – he is England's most capped Test cricketer and was the youngest player to reach 10,000 Test runs.

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Alastair Cook reaches 10,000 Test runs

Watch the moment Cook became the youngest player to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket

Top 10 England players with highest number of consecutive Test caps

Alastair Cook 160* (spanning 11 May 2006 to 03 September 2018)
Alan Knott 65 (5 March 1971 to 25 August 1977)
Ian Botham 65 (10 February 1978 to 2 March 1984)
Michael Atherton 63 (19 February 1993 to 6 August 1998)
Alec Stewart 62 (20 June 1996 to 23 August 2001)
Matt Prior 60 (6 March 2009 to 13 December 2013)
Tony Greig 58 (8 June 1972 to 25 August 1977)
Kevin Pietersen 54 (21 July 2005 to 16 July 2009)
Frank Woolley 52 (9 August 1909 to 14 August 1926)
Peter May 52 (15 August 1953 to 2 July 1959)

* indicates ongoing sequence 

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