England batsman Alastair Cook who has announced his international retirement from Tests departed in style with a century in the fifth and final test against India at the Oval. England had already won the series comfortably 3-1. He hit 147 before being caught behind. This happened to be his 33rd Test century.
Cook, understandably, so was given a standing ovation by the crowd and the players. He, earlier surpassed Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
The former captain has scored more runs and made more centuries for England than any other Test player. Cook is also only the fifth player in Cricketing history to score a ton in his debut and final test.