England’s leading Test run scorer hit his first hundred at the Home of Cricket in the summer of 2006 versus Pakistan at Lord’s.
Batting at three, the future England captain showed plenty of maturity and class while deputising in the position for the injured Michael Vaughan.
Cook’s innings saw him face 279 balls and hit ten fours as well as adding 233 alongside Paul Collingwood for a record fourth-wicket partnership for England versus Pakistan.
The hosts would declare on 528/9 after their first innings, but Pakistan would go on to frustrate England by holding out for a draw at the conclusion of day five.
Nonetheless, the Test still proved pivotal for Cook as his name was forever escribed into history at Lord’s.