England opener Alastair Cook brought the house down at the Oval on Monday by hitting a century in his final Test against India.
It was announced last week that Cook would retire from international duty at the conclusion of the series, prompting an outpouring of tributes and messages of support for the popular left-hander.
Cook scored an unbeaten 104 on his Test debut in India in 2006 and brought down the curtain on his extinguished career in similar fashion, reaching three figures in 210 balls in unorthodox fashion.
On 96, Cook dabbed Ravindra Jadeja for a single but was able to celebrate his landmark as Jasprit Bumrah hurled the ball to the boundary for overthrows.
The Essex batsman climbed the all-time Test runs list on his way to his 33rd century, moving into fifth beyond Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who finished with 12,400.
Cook, in his 161st appearance in the longest form, shared in an unbroken third-wicket stand of 181 with captain Joe Root (92 not out) as England batted themselves into a dominant position at lunch on day four of the fifth and final Test, the hosts reaching the interval 283 ahead on 243-2.