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Joe Root: England captain moves past Sir Alastair Cook to become country's leading run-scorer

Joe Root has now scored more runs for England across all formats than any other player; moving past Sir Alastair Cook's previous record of 15,737 runs.

Joe Root became England's all-time record run-scorer across all formats during day one of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge.

He has since gone on to play 106 Test matches, 152 one-day internationals and 32 T20 internationals.
In that time, he has scored more than 8,750 Test runs at an average just shy of 50 with 20 centuries, plus a further 6,109, including 16 hundreds, at 51.33 in ODIs as well as 893 T20I runs at 35.72.

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