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Alastair Cook of England celebrates winning the Specsavers 5th Test match between England and India at The Kia Oval on Sept. 11 in London, England. It was Cook’s final match in his Test career. (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

LONDON — Having enjoyed the memorable end to his Test career, former England captain Alastair Cook was an emotional man at the end of the final match of the series against India here Sept. 11.

England won the fifth Test by 118 runs to win the series 4-1. Playing in his last Test, Cook scripted a fairy tale ending to his career in the longest format by scoring a century in England's second innings and clinching the man of the match award.

"It has been the most amazing week. Got a text from Beefy (Ian Botham) and he said Can I have your script writer? The memories shared with my team. Some very good moments," Cook said at the post match ceremony.

"You miss all the highs. I would miss playing for this team. This week can't be beaten. I can walk away with my head held high," he added.

"Today it showed how tough Test cricket can be. I leave with great memories," Cook said.

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