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Cook emotional in final Test

Cook emotional in final Test


IANS
London
Having enjoyed the memorable end to his Test career, former England captain Alastair Cook was an emotional man at the end of the final match of the series against India here on Tuesday.
England won the fifth Test by 118 runs to win the series 4-1. Playing in his last Test, Cook scripted a fairy tale ending to his career in the longest format by scoring a century in England's second innings and clinching the man of the match award.
"It has been the most amazing week. Got a text from Beefy (Ian Botham) and he said Can I have your script writer? The memories shared with my team. Some very good moments," Cook said at the post-match ceremony.
"You miss all the highs. I would miss playing for this team. This week can't be beaten. I can walk away with my head held high," he added.
It was a memorable day for James Anderson as well, as the England pacer's second innings figures of 4/63 saw him go past Australian legend Glenn McGrath to take the fourth spot on the list of all-time highest Test wicket takers.
Anderson, who now has 564 Test wickets to his name, is leading McGrath by one wicket. He is preceded on the list by Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.
"Today it showed how tough Test cricket can be. I leave with great memories. To see Jimmy go past Glenn McGrath was brilliant. Just has been a privilege to have played with England's greatest cricketer," Cook said.
"No disrespect to any other cricketer. He almost takes it for granted that he will hit the length from ball one. It is fitting that he got the last wicket," he added.

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