London. Who does not know about Alastair Cook, 37-year-old former batsman of the England cricket team. He is the first batsman to score the most runs in the Test history of England. Apart from this, he is also the first player to score the most centuries in Test cricket for his team. Even after retiring in the year 2018, he is active in domestic cricket, and here too his bat is spewing runs like before.
He currently plays for the Essex team in the County Championship Division One. He scored his fourth century of the season and 73rd of his first-class cricket against Gloucestershire at Chelmsford on Tuesday. Looking at Cook’s current performance, his team Essex has called him a ‘man machine’ on Twitter.
Oh nothing, just Alastair Cook with his 73rd First-Class century
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 12, 2022
Let us tell you that the 41st match of County Championship Division One is being played between Gloucestershire and Essex in Chelmsford. In this match, Essex has won a big win by nine wickets. Actually in this exciting match, Gloucestershire team won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, Gloucestershire were bundled out for 136 runs.
Alastair Cook in 2022:
8⃣0⃣% conversion rate
Man machine pic.twitter.com/YTcDo3jxml
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 12, 2022
At the same time, Essex scored 310 runs while opening their first innings. For the team, experienced batsman Alastair Cook scored a century of 145 runs in 311 balls. Gloucestershire opened their second innings after Essex were bowled out for 311 in the first innings. But the team failed to show some special charisma here too and was all out for 252 runs.
The target of 79 runs by Gloucestershire in the second innings was easily achieved by the Essex team for the loss of just one wicket. Cook could not show any special charisma for the team and became the victim of Ryan Higgins on the individual score of just nine runs.
Talking about Alastair Cook’s first-class cricket career, he has scored 25499 runs in 583 innings at an average of 47.30, playing 332 matches. He has 73 centuries and 118 fifties to his name in first-class cricket. His personal best batting performance in first-class cricket is 294 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 13, 2022, 21:58 IST