England test skipper, Joe Root completed his 6000 runs on the first day of the 1st Test against Edgbaston on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old reached the landmark while scoring his 40th run. Root who scored 80 runs before getting run out to Virat Kohli. Root also became the fastest to score the first six thousand runs in terms of time from his debut (5 years 231 days).

Note: The former skipper Alaister Cook is the second fastest who achieved the feat in 5 years and 339 days.

He became the 15th test batsman for England to achieve the milestone. It took him 127 innings and 70 tests to achieve the above feat.

Among others, Cricket Legend Don Bradman had achieved the same feat in 68 innings but in a period of over 19 years.

Root’s 80 runs contribution helped his side as England posted 285/9 on the 1st day at Stumps.

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