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