From Nagpur to Perth – it has been quite a journey for Alastair Cook. Here are some of his finest moments in an England shirt.
Alastair Cook made his debut alongside Ian Blackwell and Monty Panesar in Nagpur in March 2006
Cook followed up 60 in the first innings with an unbeaten 104
Cook scored his first hundred on home soil against Pakistan at Lord's in 2006
Cook's first Ashes hundred came in Perth during the 2006/7 Ashes
In action during his 105 against Pakistan at the Oval, which many said was a career-saving ton
Cook enjoyed a record-breaking Ashes in 2010/11, hitting three tons and 766 runs in total
Another Cook epic - this time his highest Test score of 294 against India at Edgbaston in 2011
Alastair Cook was appointed captain in 2012. He would end up leading England a record 59 times
Cook scored three hundreds in succession in India as England won a famous series in 2012
Cook and Monty Panesar arrive back in London after the stunning win in India
Cook celebrates with fans after England retained the Ashes in 2013
After losing 5-0 in Australia, Cook found redemption in 2015 with his second Ashes win as captain
Taking in the applause after his mammoth 263 – which took 836 minutes – against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi
Raising his bat in 2016 after becoming England's first batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs
Cook drives the pink ball under the lights at Edgbaston in August 2017. He was eventually out for 243
Cook's 150th appearance will be 17 more than Alec Stewart
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