Joe Root becomes 2nd English batsman to score 10,000 runs in test cricket

Joe Root joins exclusive club of  10,000 test runs in 118 test matches with the help of 26 hundreds

England batting sensation and former captain Joe Root completes 10,000 runs in test cricket to become second Englishmen and over all 14th test players in the history of the game. He joins this exclusive club in his 118th test match. He has become the second England batsman to do so. Before him, only Alastair Cook has achieved this feat.

He achieved this milestone at Lords test match against New Zealand. Joe Root scored crucial hundred his 26th in test cricket and played key role in the victory of England in the test match.  England won the first Test match by 5 wickets with the help of Joe Root’s century.

Root ended the match unbeaten on 115 runs, which he scored in 170 balls, hitting 12 fours in the innings. His former captain Alastair Cook was the only England player to have crossed over into five figures in Test cricket before this. He remains second behind Cook in the list of England players with most centuries in Test cricket. Cook had retired with 33 tons. 

Right-handed batsman Joe Root may have stepped down as England’s Test captain, but his bat continues to score runs in the same manner as he was under his captaincy. He was not very successful as test captain and lost the ashes series in Australia 4-0. But his form with the bat continues. He is now just one century short of both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith who have scored 27 centuries each.

                                                               Sports Desk

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