Updates and details for Ind vs Eng 2018: Joe Root quickest to 6,000 Test runs in terms of time:
The 1st test match of India tour of England 2018 has been started from today. Before this, India and England team played ODI matches. In today’s match, the captain of England Joe Root became the fastest batsman to reach 6,000 Test runs in terms of time from his debut when he reached the landmark on the first day of the series opener against India at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
He is just 27 years old. It was his 127th Test inning and he just needed 40 runs to reach 6,000 runs and finally he did it. That meant Root, who won the toss, had got to the landmark in five years and 231 days of his Test career, surpassing former England captain Alastair Cook’s mark of five years and 339 days.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, brought on as soon as the seventh over by India captain Virat Kohli, struck with his 11th delivery. From around the wicket, he bowled Alastair Cook – England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer – for 13 with an excellent ball that pitched on middle and hit the top of off stump.
It is perhaps unsurprising that two England batsmen are at the top of this list given how much Test cricket their side plays, with Wednesday’s match their 1,000th fixture at this level.
To put Root’s achievement into perspective, Donald Bradman remains the quickest batsman to 6,000 Test runs in terms of innings, the Australia great needing just 68 knocks to achieve the feat.
It was the lack of Test matches, then played by far fewer countries, it took Bradman more than 19 years to appear in the 45 Tests that yielded those 68 innings.
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