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Alastair Cook makes record-breaking century in third Test against India

England's Alastair Cook has scored the most centuries for his country. Picture: David Jones/PA Archive England's Alastair Cook has scored the most centuries for his country. Picture: David Jones/PA Archive

Thursday, December 6, 2012
9:16 AM

Alastair Cook became England’s most prolific century maker when he scored his 23rd century in the third Test against India.

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He’s gone past Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey, Geoffrey Boycott and has scored three centuries in three Tests. Kevin Pietersen is also on 22.

The 27-year-old also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becoming the youngest man to pass 7,000 Test runs.

England were 156-0 when he brought up his ton after bowling out India for 316.

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