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

09:16 06 December 2012

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

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

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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