The England captain has taken over at the top.
ザ・ イングランド captain went into the opening day 21 behind his predecessor Cook, who remains England’s record Test run-scorer by a considerable distance.
A boundary off Mohammed Siraj in the 33rd over took him to 23 on the day and a new career record and here we look at how Root, Cook and the other leading contenders compare.
Root vs Cook
Cook’s England-record 12,472 Test runs helped him amass 15,737 across all formats, with Root moving beyond him having started Wednesday on 15,716.
He remains well behind in five-day cricket on 8,714 – third among England batsmen behind Graham Gooch’s 8,900 – but his superior white-ball record relative to Cook has made up the difference.
Root has 6,109 one-day international runs to his name and another 893 in Twenty20s, に比べ 3,204 in ODIs for Cook, who played only four T20 internationals and scored 61 実行します.
Root’s runs have come in 290 games – this is his 106th Test, と 152 ODIs and 32 T20s, the one format where he has currently slipped out of contention. 彼は持っています 36 hundreds and 90 fifties including 20 tons and now 50 half-centuries in Tests.
Cook, by comparison, 遊んだ 161 テスト, 92 ODIs and 257 total matches. 彼は作った 38 hundreds, 33 of them in Tests, そして 76 fifties including 57 in Tests.
Best of the rest
Kevin Pietersen is the third name on the list with 13,797 runs in total and reached four figures in all three formats, an accolade he shares with only Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow for England.
Pietersen made 8,181 Test runs, 4,440 in ODIs and 1,176 in T20, と 32 centuries in total, and showcased a dominant all-format game like few England batsmen before him.
His more understated contemporary Ian Bell made 13,331, ただ 188 of which came in T20 cricket though his 5,416 in ODIs trail only Root and leader Eoin Morgan among England batsmen.
Gooch and Alec Stewart rank second and fourth for Test runs, either side of Root in that table, but the fact they played before the introduction of T20 restricts them to fifth and sixth spot across all formats.
Gooch retired with 13,190 runs in 243 internationals, with Stewart just 50 behind – but nearly 2,000 clear of the next names on the list, David Gower and Andrew Strauss.