LONDON: England opener Alastair Cook’s final test innings came to a close when he was dismissed having scored a fairytale 147 against India at the Oval on Monday.
Cook, England’s most-capped test player and leading run scorer, walked off to deafening applause and a standing ovation after being caught behind by Rishabh Pant off the bowling of Hanuma Vihari.
His final 287-ball knock included 14 fours.
Left-handed Cook finished with 12,472 test runs, fifth on the all-time list having moved past Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara earlier in the day.
He was dismissed the ball after skipper Joe Root was out for 125 having shared a third-wicket partnership of 259 to take the game away from India.
England’s lead was more than 360 as tea approached.