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3 best knocks of Joe Root against NZ in the Test format

May 29, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Joe Root will captain the England Test team against New Zealand in a 2-match Test series starting June 2. The 30-year-old is arguably one of the most successful batsmen in the Test format. In his Test career, Root has racked up a remarkable 8617 runs in total. Against New Zealand, Root has amassed a total of 895 runs in the longest format of the game. That said, here are Joe Root’s 3 best knocks against New Zealand in the Test format:

226 (2019)

Joe Root batted brilliantly in the 2nd Test of the 2019 Test series between England and New Zealand. In just 441, Root amassed a total of 226 runs for England in the 1st innings of the Test. Root’s brilliant innings of 226 featured a total of 22 boundaries and 1 six. The 2nd innings of the Test saw Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor score a century each for New Zealand. In the end, the 2nd Test of the 2019 Test series between England and New Zealand resulted in a stalemate.

104 (2013)

Joe Root ran riot in the 2nd Test of the 2013 Test series between England and New Zealand. Root smacked 104 runs in 167 balls in the 1st innings of the Test match. Root’s knock of 104 featured a total of 9 fours in total. New Zealand needed to chase a target of 468 runs to win the 2nd Test. In the end, England went on to win the 2nd Test of the 2013 Test series by a margin of 247 runs.

98 (2015)

Joe Root looked in fine form with the bat against New Zealand in the 1st Test of the 2015 Test series between England and New Zealand. Root smacked a total of 98 runs in 161 balls in the 1st innings of the Test match. His innings of 98 featured a total of 11 boundaries in total. New Zealand needed to chase a target of 345 to win the 1st Test of the 2015 Test series. However, England restricted the Kiwis to a total of 220. Consequently, England went on to win the 1st Test by a comfortable margin of 124 runs.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh