Joe Root becomes the fastest England player to achieve that feat

The ODI between England and West Indies at Barbados witnessed a slew of records being broken. Chris Gayle smashed his 24th century in his first ODI and West Indies hit a total of 23 sixes during their total of 360/8, which is the most by any team in one ODI innings.

However, England gave a strong reply by chasing down the total to achieve the third-highest successful chase in ODIs. Fine centuries by Jason Roy and Joe Root powered England to a six-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. In the process of his 14th century, Root achieved a special landmark in his already illustrious career.

Joe Root went past 5000 runs and he became the fastest England player and fourth-fastest overall to reach the landmark. Hashim Amla of South Africa is the quickest to get to the landmark having achieved it in just 101 innings. Sir Vivian Richards of West Indies and Indian skipper Virat Kohli reached 5000 runs in 114 innings while Root achieved it in his 116th innings.

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