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Joe Root Enters 10,000-run Club In Test Cricket

Joe Root smashed unbeaten 115 runs against New Zealand in the 1st Test at Lord’s and handed England 5-wicket win

Posted Date: Jun 06, 2022

Posted By: Joy

Joe Root Enters 10,000-run Club In Test Cricket
Joe Root Enters 10,000-run Club In Test Cricket

The former England Test captain, Joe Root has surpassed 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Root became the second England player to achieve this milestone after Alastair Cook. Root is also the quickest of the two by reaching the mark in 218 innings while Cook has taken 229 innings.

Joe Root has become the 14th player in Test Cricket history to reach this mark. He is also the fastest to reach 10,000 Test runs and the only batsman who has completed the mark within a decade. It took him 9 years and 171 days from his debut to reach this mark.

List of Players who scored more than 10,000 Test runs

Player Runs Matches Average
Sachin Tendulkar 15,921 200 53.78
Ricky Ponting 13,378 168 51.85
Jacques Kallis 13,289 166 55.37
Rahul Dravid 13,288 164 52.31
Alastair Cook 12,472 161 45.35
Kumar Sangakkara 12,400 134 57.40
Brian Lara 11,953 131 52.88
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 11,867 164 51.37
Mahela Jayawardene 11,814 149 49.84
Allan Border 11,174 156 50.56
Steve Waugh 10,927 168 51.06
Sunil Gavaskar 10,122 125 51.12
Younis Khan 10,099 118 52.05
Joe Root 10,015 118 49.58

Root’s feat was achieved in the 1st Test match against New Zealand at Lord’s. After getting dismissed for 11 in the 1st innings, Joe Root came to England’s rescue in the 2nd innings when the team was down at a score of 69/4 while chasing a target of 277 runs on the 4th Day. Root played a brilliant knock of 115 runs off 170 deliveries and handed England a difficult win.

The former skipper Joe Root’s 26th Test century gave England a win in Ben Stokes’ first Test match as the England’s red-ball captain after the former stepped down from his captaincy duties in April.

Root is the highest run scorer among the fab four of Tests - Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. Kohli and Smith have scored 8043 and 8010 runs, respectively, so far while Williamson is currently at 7289 runs. Smith has the highest batting average of 59.77 among these four.

With his current fitness levels, Joe Root will definitely try to play for some more years to come and will be looking forward to breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record for highest Test runs.