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Cook's Farewell Ton Against India Shortlisted for BBC's Greatest Sporting Moment of 2018

Cricketnext Staff |December 4, 2018, 8:16 PM IST
Cook's Farewell Ton Against India Shortlisted for BBC's Greatest Sporting Moment of 2018

Former England captain Alastair Cook's 147 in his farewell Test innings against India at the Oval, in London, has been nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year's Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year award.

Cook called time on an illustrious 161-Test career finishing as England's highest run-getter in the longest format of the game. Going into the final Test against India in indifferent form, Cook cracked a majestic 71 in the first innings. However, the 33-year-old made sure his career got the fairytale ending that it so rightly deserved as he creamed 147 in 286 deliveries - his 33rd Test century - which was greeted by an almost two-minute standing ovation by a packed Oval crowd.

His efforts saw the hosts take the final game by 118 runs and seal the five-match series by a 4-1 margin.

Cook will face stiff competition from England's historic Commonwealth Games gold medal in netball, senior men's team's penalty shootout win over Colombia at FIFA World Cup, Tiger Woods' first PGA Tour win in five years, and Tyson Fury's recovery from two knockdowns against Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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