Alastair Cook reached his half-century and went on to 9000 runs in Tests, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 2, 2015 © PA Photos

  • Jun 2, 2015

    Alastair Cook battled through to lunch © Getty Images

  • May 30, 2015

    Alastair Cook scored plenty with the square cut...as so often © Getty Images

  • May 30, 2015

    Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth produced a huge opening stand © Getty Images

  • May 30, 2015

    Alastair Cook acknowledges the applause for his record © Getty Images

  • May 30, 2015

    A banner is unfurled as Alastair Cook becomes England's leading Test run-scorer © Getty Images

  • May 30, 2015

    Alastair Cook rolls his wrists on a pull © Getty Images

  • May 28, 2015

    Alastair Cook could not quite believe how well his side fought back at Lord's © Getty Images

  • May 27, 2015

    Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook wait for a bat © Getty Images

  • May 25, 2015

    Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad celebrate the moment of victory © PA Photos

  • May 25, 2015

    Ben Stokes was named Man of the Match © Getty Images

  • May 25, 2015

    Alastair Cook eventually departed for 162 © Getty Images

  • May 24, 2015

    Alastair Cook pressed on to raise 150 © Getty Images

  • May 24, 2015

    Alastair Cook takes the applause for a battling century © PA Photos

  • May 24, 2015

    Joe Root and Alastair Cook made a hundred together before lunch © Getty Images

  • May 24, 2015

    Alastair Cook moved to an assured half-century © PA Photos

  • May 23, 2015

    Alastair Cook had to battle through the early stages © Getty Images

  • May 20, 2015

    Heavy baggage? Alastair Cook carries his kit © Getty Images

  • May 20, 2015

    Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum pose with the series trophy © Getty Images