Root achieved the feat during the second session of the ongoing Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Alastair Cook, who leads the batting charts for England as far as Test cricket is concerned, was also England’s all-format leading run-scorer before this Test, having racked up 15737 International runs In 387 innings at an average of 42.88 with 76 half-centuries and 38 hundred.
While he smashed 12472 runs in 161 Tests with the help of 57 50s and 33 tons, Cook managed 3204 runs in 92 ODIs and 61 runs in 4 T20Is.
Joe Root, on the other hand, has smashed 8745 Test runs in 194 innings with 49 half-centuries and 20 tons.
1⃣Joe Root – 15,739*
2⃣ Alastair Cook – 15,737
3⃣ Kevin Pietersen – 13,779
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) August 4, 2021
He has been equally good in the 50-over format, having accumulated 6109 runs in 142 innings at an average of 51.34 which also includes 35 50s and 16 tons.
Overall, Root has thus far accumulated 15739 runs in 366 innings at an average of 48.72 with 89 50s and 36 hundred.
The English captain is looking in ominous touch in the ongoing Test against India and the visitors will be aiming to get him as soon as possible in the afternoon session.