Alastair Cook batted throughout the entire England innings and remained not out on 244 on Day 4 of the fourth Ashes Test match between Australia and England in Melbourne on Friday.

Cook became the highest scorer

Alastair Cook became the highest scorer who carried his bat through a Test innings in Test history. Cook surpassed New Zealand’s Glenn Turner’s 223 not out against the West Indies in Kingston in 1972.

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For England, the last batsman who carried his bat through a Test innings was Mike Atherton’s 94 in New Zealand in 1997. Geoff Boycott last remained not out through an Ashes innings with an unbeaten 99 in Perth in 1979.

England was bowled out on their overnight score of 491 on the first ball of the fourth day in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Friday. Cameron Bancroft caught James Anderson at a bat-pad off Pat Cummins for a duck to end the English innings. Cummins took four wickets for 117.

England has got only two days on their hand

England has only two days on their hand to win the Melbourne Test and register their first win of the ongoing Ashes series. They have already lost the series in the first three Test defeats.