Twitter Reactions: Alastair Cook hits majestic double century at MCG


Alastair Cook England

Alastair Cook made the highest score by a visiting batsman at the MCG to give England firm control of the Boxing Day Test.

Cook piled on 244 not out, beating the 208 of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards, as former skipper punished Australia on the third evening of the fourth Ashes Test.

At 307-6, England were in danger of surrendering the initiative, but Cook added 59 with Chris Woakes (26), before a riotous partnership of 100 with Stuart Broad, who swung his way to 56.

Alastair Cook double century

In the end, Cook’s third-highest Test score had led England to 491-9, a lead of 164.

Here is how the Twitter world hailed Cook’s majestic double century:

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