It’s a batting display unmatched by an Englishman in the Ashes for more than 80 years.
Alastair Cook, the supposed bunny of England’s Test top order, notched his third ton of this summer at the SCG on Sunday when he made 189 as the tourists all but wrapped up a series victory over the hapless Australians.
Cook now has a mammoth 766 runs in this series at an average of 127.66, a tally only bettered by an Englishman in the Ashes when legend Wally Hammond cracked 905 runs in the summer of 1928-29.
“Very proud. Any time you score a big hundred for England is a big moment,” the 26-year-old England vice-captain said.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald