500,000 runs by England in Test, a new feat

500,000 runs by England in Test, a new feat

The gentlemen sport, cricket was invented by England but the country took a long to win their maiden limited overs World Cup trophy. In 2019 tournament, England finally lifted the world title but many had opined that it was a shared trophy.

Coming to the Test cricket, England now achieved another feat by making 500,000 run-mark in the longest format of the game. This has made England the first cricket team to score half-a-million Test runs and they did this in 1022 Test matches.

In the fourth Test between England and South Africa at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth, the visitors recorded this feat and have also gone past one more milestone by playing 500 Tests on foreign soil.

Australia is the second in the list, with 432,706 runs in 830 Tests while India is third with 273,518 runs in 540 Tests.