Stat Attack: Alastair Cook


Alastair Cook scored 263 in England's first innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday, breaking all sorts of records along the way.

We look at some stats and records that the England skipper broke:

Time: 836 minutes

Only the third time a batsman has passed to pass 800 minutes in a Test innings while it was the longest inns for England in Tests, beating Len Hutton's 797 minute effort in 1938.

Cook also became the 10th player to bat for more than 800 minutes in all First-Class cricket.
3 – Cook became just the 3rd opening batsman, after Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Smith, to go past 9000 runs in the position.

528 – Cook faced 528 balls in his marathon innings.

3 – Century partnerships – Cook shared in three century partnerships during his knock. 116 for first wicket with Moeen Ali. 165 for second wicket with Ian Bell and 141 for the fourth wicket with Joe Root.

2 – The innings was the second highest for Eng v Pak in Tests short of the 278 by Dennis Compton.

8 – Most tons in Asia – Cook now holds the record for the most Test centuries in Asia by a non-Asian player. Joint most with South Africa's Jacques Kallis.

2 – Cook is the second England batsman to pass 1000 runs in the calendar year 2015, behind Joe Root.