Alastair Cook continued his good form to end the first day unbeaten on 80, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, December 26, 2010 © Getty Images

  • Dec 26, 2010

    Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook added runs with increasing ease as the day wore on © Getty Images

  • Dec 26, 2010

    Ben Hilfenhaus toiled hard without luck as Alastair Cook ploughed on © Getty Images

  • Dec 26, 2010

    Alastair Cook was given out lbw on 27 but reviewed straight away to prove he'd hit it © Getty Images

  • Dec 26, 2010

    Alastair Cook slashed an early boundary over gully © Getty Images

  • Dec 25, 2010

    Alastair Cook smiles during England's practice session © Getty Images

  • Dec 18, 2010

    Mitchell Johnson tries to run out Alastair Cook © Getty Images

  • Dec 17, 2010

    Mike Hussey took a sharp, low catch to remove Alastair Cook © Getty Images

  • Dec 16, 2010

    There was plenty for Andrew Strauss to smile about as England ended the first day on top © Getty Images

  • Dec 16, 2010

    Alastair Cook used the extra bounce to upper-cut a boundary as the day drew to a close © Getty Images

  • Dec 14, 2010

    James Anderson and Alastair Cook warm up during England's training session © Getty Images

  • Dec 12, 2010

    Alastair Cook walks off after being bowled for 10 © Getty Images

  • Dec 12, 2010

    Alastair Cook plays on to Clint McKay © Getty Images

  • Dec 6, 2010

    Alastair Cook dives to catch Michael Clarke © Getty Images

  • Dec 5, 2010

    Ryan Harris finally removed Alastair Cook for 148 © Getty Images

  • Dec 4, 2010

    There was no shifting Alastair Cook during his latest hundred © Getty Images

  • Dec 4, 2010

    Alastair Cook celebrates another hundred © AFP

  • Dec 4, 2010

    Alastair Cook celebrates his second century of the series © Getty Images

  • Dec 4, 2010

    Peter Siddle thought he had Alastair Cook caught behind, but the appeal was overturned on review © Getty Images