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Joe Root reaches record England milestone as India fight back after lunch

Root took five years and 231 days to reach the landmark.

Joe Root became the quickest England batsman to pass the milestone of 6,000 Test runs against India at Edgbaston.

Root reached the landmark – in England’s 1,000th Test – when he reached 43 after lunch on the first day.

It had taken Root five years and 231 days to reach the milestone, 108 days quicker than his team-mate Alastair Cook.

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England’s Keaton Jennings shows his dejection after losing his wicket at Edgbaston (Nick Potts/PA)

England took lunch at 83 for one, with Cook the only casualty for 13 to a superb turning delivery from Ravi Ashwin that dislodged his off-stump bail.

But India struck further post-lunch blows with Keaton Jennings’ resistance ending on 42, the opener unluckily seeing a ball from Mohammed Shami rolling back on to his stump.

Dawid Malan had survived a leg before review before a similar appeal from Shami was upheld with him on eight and England were 112 for three.

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