Cook sets record

JOHANNESBURG: Stephen Cook scored a South African first-class record 390 runs in a four-day national championship match that ended on Sunday. The 26-year-old Highveld Lions opener batted for 838 minutes over three days, faced 648 balls and struck 53 fours and one six against Eastern Cape Warriors in East London before being trapped leg before by Johan Botha. Cook surpassed Barry Richards, who made 356 for South Australia against Western Australia in the 1970-71, while the previous best of 337 not out was struck by Daryll Cullinan 16 seasons ago.