Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118-run defeat to win series 4-1

England defeated India by 118 runs in the fifth and final Test at the Oval to wrap the Test series up 4-1, with Alastair Cook retiring from international cricket in style with a century in his final innings.

FirstCricket Staff September 12, 2018 15:00:55 IST
Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118-run defeat to win series 4-1
Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

Alastair Cook raises his bat in front of a raucous crowd at the Oval after completing his century in his final international appearance. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

India debutant Hanuma Vihari brought up a half-century in his first innings in international cricket. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

Ravindra Jadeja, playing his first match of the Test series, goes into his trademark 'sword' celebrations after completing his half-century on Day 3. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

Joe Root celebrates after bringing up his 14th Test century on Day 4 of the Test. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

KL Rahul was back among the runs after a lean patch in the series, bringing up his fifth Test century. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

Rishabh Pant takes off his helmet and raises his bat after bringing up his maiden Test century. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

James Anderson celebrates after dismissing Mohammed Shami, going past Glenn McGrath's tally of 563 Test wickets to become the most prolific pacer of all time. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

The England team poses with the Pataudi Trophy after winning the Test series 4-1. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

The gloomy Indian contingent look on during the presentation ceremony after losing the Oval Test by 118 runs. AP

Alastair Cook bows out of international cricket in style as England hand India 118run defeat to win series 41

British politician Boris Johnson was among the well-known faces in attendance at the Oval Test. AP

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