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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Cook passes 5,000 test runs

Cook's 61* has helped England to 167-3 at the close of day 2 of the 5th Ashes test in Sydney

Alisatiar Cook became the second youngest player in test history, behind the great Sachin Tendulkar, to pass 5,000 test runs on day two of the 5h Ashes test.

Averaging 46 in 65 test matches, Cook has been predicted by many to become the first Englishmen to pass 10,000 runs. His 61* in the Sydney test has helped England into a strong position and also meant he has now scored over 600 runs in this years Ashes series.

Before the tour of Australia begun, Cook was under immense pressure after a number of poor scores but he has responded to it brilliantly and is fast becoming an England great.

At just 26, the Essex opener has already had a wonderful career. He's scored 15 test match centuries, 25 fifties and has won the Ashes twice.

Also tipped to be future England captain, there's no doubt that Cook could become an English legend.

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