Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook in 5,000 club

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Nottingham: England openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook put together 89 runs in their opening stand against West Indies to become only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together.

The duo achieved the feat in England’s nine-wicket victory against the Windies in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday.

The other duos to have achieved the feat are West Indies` Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Australia`s Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, India`s Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jaywardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

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