New Delhi, Online Desk. Joe Root century, England vs New Zealand 1st test match: Former Test captain and middle-order batsman of the England cricket team, Joe Root scored a century for his team in the first test match against New Zealand. This was the 26th century of Joe Root’s Test career as well as he completed his 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Root became the 14th batsman in the world to score ten thousand runs in Test, while he became the second batsman from England to complete ten thousand runs in Test cricket. The first ten thousand runs in Test cricket from England was touched by Alastair Cook.
Joe Root breaks Alastair Cook’s record
Joe Root achieved the distinction of becoming the batsman to complete ten thousand runs in Test cricket in the shortest innings for England. Earlier this record was recorded in the name of Cook. Cook had completed his 10,000 runs in 229 innings, while Root did this feat in the 218th Test innings and left Cook behind. Joe Root completed his 10,000 runs in the 118th Test match of his Test career.
List of batsmen who scored 10,000 test runs
Sunil Gavaskar (1987)
Alan Border (1993)
Steve Wa (2003)
Brian Lara (2004)
Sachin Tendulkar (2005)
Rahul Dravid (2008)
Ricky Ponting (2008)
Jacques Kallis (2009)
Mahela Jayawardene (2011)
Kumar Sangakkara (2012)
Aleister Cook (2016)
Younis Khan (2017)
Joe Root’s innings against New Zealand, England got victory
Joe Root, facing 157 balls in the second innings of this match against New Zealand, completed his 26th century of Test career. During his century innings, he hit a total of 9 fours. Joe Root, facing 203 balls in the second innings, scored an unbeaten 108 with the help of 12 fours and played a big role in helping his team win by 5 wickets. With this win, England also took a 1-0 lead over New Zealand in the Test series. England got a spectacular victory against New Zealand under the captaincy of Ben Stokes.