Stats: Joe Root reaches 9000 Test runs as superb 2021 form continues

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August 14, 2021

9000* - Joe Root became only the second to get to 9000 runs for England in Tests. Alastair Cook, in 2015, was the first from England to achieve the milestone. Root became the country's second-highest run-getter earlier on Friday, when he went past Graham Gooch's tally of 8900 runs.

1 - Root is the fastest to 9000 Test runs in terms of days taken. He reached the landmark in only eight years and 244 days from his debut to surpass Cook, who needed nine years and 93 days.

Root, at 30 years and 227 days, is also the second-youngest to 9000 Test runs. Cook holds the record - he was 30 years and 159 days old at the time.

22 - Number of hundreds for Root in Test cricket, joint at third-highest for England. Only Cook (33) and Kevin Pietersen (23) have scored more Test centuries than Root - and Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Bell, Colin Cowdrey and Wally Hammond, all with 22 - for England. As many as 11 of Root's 22 hundreds have come while leading England. Only Cook, with 12, is ahead of Root on that list.

11 - Number of 150-plus scores for Root in Tests, joint-most for England, alongside Cook. Four of those 11 150-plus scores came at the Lord's, the most by any player at this venue.

7 - Number of centuries for Root in Tests against India, the joint-most by a player in England vs India Test matches. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Cook have all scored seven centuries too.

5 - The century against India at Lord's was the fifth in Tests for Root in 2021, the first England captain with that many in a calendar year. Root is also the first with five Test centuries for England in a calendar year since Bell also scored five in 2011.

7 - Players with 2000 runs against India in Tests, including Root. He is just the second England player to complete 2000 Test runs against India, after Cook.

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