IND vs ENG 1st Test: Joe Root dominates Indian bowlers with a 50, becomes England’s all-time leading run-scorer: England skipper Joe Root has achieved yet another milestone in the cricketing books besides smashing a fifty in the ongoing first Test against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He has become England’s leading run-scorer in international cricket surpassing English legend Alastair Cook.
— ICC (@ICC) August 4, 2021
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 4, 2021
Joe Root, who has 15,739 runs and counting surpassed former England skipper Alastair Cook who topped the tally with 15,737 runs prior to the ongoing contest. The England skipper is known for his exemplary batting skills and has been the run aggregator for the Three Lions for long.
IND vs ENG 1st Test: Joe Root in ongoing match against India
The England skipper walked the pitch when England were in deep waters after losing 2 wickets within fifty runs. Stabilizing his side, Root took time to acclimatize to India’s bowling and steadily trod forward. He is unbeaten after scoring a fifty and indeed played enterprising hands for England. In his unbeaten half-century, he smashed 9 fours and is still standing on the pitch.
IND vs ENG 1st Test: A look at Joe Root’s international career
A veteran of nearly 300 international matches, Root has registered 36 hundreds and 90 fifties under his belt. He holds impressive averages across all cricketing formats for the England side.
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