Alastair Cook hails ‘special moment’ reaching 10,000 England Test runs

• Captain admits run landmark had played on his mind recently
• ‘I’m glad I’ve hung around long enough not to get dropped’

Alastair Cook, speaking after his England side completed a series win against Sri Lanka with a nine-wicket victory at Chester-le-Street, admitted that becoming the youngest cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs had been playing on his mind and his passing of the milestone brought with it a sense of satisfaction.

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