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Friday, 29 December 2017 - 11:42
Cook demolishes 45-year-old batting record
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Former England captain Alastair Cook became the highest scorer ever to carry his bat in Test cricket before England further strengthened their position by claiming two wickets on the fourth day at the MCG.
 
England had started the morning on 9 for 491 and it took only one delivery - a short ball from Pat Cummins that James Anderson fended to short leg - to end the innings.
 
However, that left Cook unbeaten on 244, the highest score ever made by a batsman carrying his bat through a Test inning, beating the 223 scored by New Zealand's Glenn Turner against West Indies in Kingston in 1972.
 
Cook was also the first England batsman to carry his bat in a Test in 20 years since Mike Atherton did so against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1997.
 
Alastair Cook has become just the third visiting batsman to score 2 or more double centuries in Australia. Wally Hammond and Brian Lara are the other two to achieve this rare feat.

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