Alastair Cook: Who stands above England captain on the all-time list of Test run-scorers?

A sparse crowd and large banner recognise England's Alastair Cook  scoring 10,000 test runs
A sparse crowd and large banner recognise England's Alastair Cook scoring 10,000 test runs
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Alastair Cook stands 12th on the all-time list of the world’s leading Test run-scorers after passing the 10,000 barrier in Durham this afternoon.

Cook achieved the feat on the fourth afternoon of the second Investec Test at the Emirates Riverside when he hit Nuwan Pradeep for four from the sixth ball he faced as England closed on a series-sealing victory.

Cook stands 12th on the all-time list of the world’s leading Test run-scorers.

Top 10 all-time leading Test run-scorers:

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 15,921 runs

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 13,378

Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 13,289

Rahul Dravid (India) 13,288

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 12,400

Brian Lara (West Indies) 11,953

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 11,867

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 11,814

Allan Border (Australia) 11,174

Steve Waugh (Australia) 10,927

Sunil Gavaskar (India) 10,122