Kevin Pietersen becomes England's leading run scorer

Pietersen becomes England's leading run scorer
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Batsman Kevin Pietersen moves ahead of Graham Gooch to become England's leading run scorer in all formats of the game.

Kevin Pietersen's knock during the ongoing third Ashes Test at Old Trafford has seen him become England's leading run scorer of all time in all formats of the game.

The South Africa-born batsman achieved the feat during the afternoon session in Manchester when he scored his 13,191st international run in England colours.

It took him beyond Graham Gooch, who has 13,190 runs to his name, while Alec Stewart in third made 13,140.

Pietersen, 33, made his debut for England in a one-day international against Zimbabwe in November 2004.

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England's Kevin Pietersen raise his bat moments after reaching 50 runs during the third day of the third Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
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