• 500 000 up! Root makes history

    England became the first nation to score 500,000 Test runs and captain Joe Root will go down in history as the player to have registered the landmark.

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    The rain-interrupted first day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers ended with the visitors on 192-4. The day was marred by a foul-mouthed tirade by star all-rounder Ben Stokes as Root notched up some history.

    England brought up their 500,000th Test run when Root turned for a single with the score on 186-4.

    They took 1,022 Tests to do so with Australia next (432,706 in 830 Tests) and India third (273,518 in 540).

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