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September 17, 2019
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Joe Root joins Alaistar Cook and Sachin Tendulkar

After completing 7,000 Test runs in Ashes 5th Test, the England skipper Joe Root became the third-youngest cricketer to join Alaistar Cook and Sachin Tendulkar and get his names etched in the elite list.

Joe Root has achieved a milestone in his cricketing career during the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval by becoming the third youngest batsmen to reach the 7,000 run mark in the longest format of the game. The 28-year-old achieved this milestone in 256 days and has joined the elite list that has Sir Alastair Cook (27 years, 346 days) and God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar (28 years, 193 days). 

Also, while playing his 86th Test match, Root became the fourth quickest English batsmen (158 innings) and only 12th cricketer from England to achieve the feat. Furthermore, Root also outperformed the Australia great Don Bradman, who finished his Test career with 6996 in all-time Test run-scorer list. 

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