India vs England 5th Test Kennington Oval: The Indian pacers had a hard day in the office as 400 was scored for the first time in the series. Shami, who had bowled 25 overs seemed to have lost his cool when another ball beat the bat without getting the edge. The batsman was Ben Stokes. Shami walked up to him and the Shami spoke a few words with Stokes apart from making gestures like you are lucky by pointing towards his head. Stokes was on 8 at that moment.

Here is what unfolded.

Meanwhile, Stokes’s cameo ended on 37 off 36 balls as England declared with the score on 423/8. India now needs to bat a full day and an hour to save the Test match as the target of 464 looks out of reach.

Earlier, Cook, playing his farewell Test brought up his 33rd Test hundred and joined quite a few elite clubs.

He joined Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, David Gower, Javed Miandad. The parameter here is the batsman must have played a minimum of 100 Tests. This is a staggering record that shows the consistency and standards Cook maintained throughout his career.

Here is the list.

Miandad (lowest ave: 51.75)

Gavaskar (47.70)

COOK (40.88)

Gower (40.53)

Ganguly (40.42)

joins Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, David Gower, Javed Miandad. The parameter here is the batsman must have played a minimum of 100 Tests. This is a staggering record that shows the consistency and standards Cook maintained throughout his career.

Here is the list.

Miandad (lowest ave: 51.75)

Gavaskar (47.70)

COOK (40.88)

Gower (40.53)

Ganguly (40.42)

He also joined Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Matthew Hayden and Graeme Smith for most Test hundreds by openers in Tests.

Here is the list of most hundreds by openers in Tests.

33 S Gavaskar

31 Alastair Cook

30 M Hayden

27 Graeme Smith

22 Virender Sehwag/Geoff Boycott