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Joe Root becomes the fourth-highest run-scorer in Test

January 25, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Joe Root has achieved a new feat and became the fourth-highest run-scorer for England in the game's most extended format. The 30-year-old registered this record in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium. The batsman was also featuring in his 99th Test for England. Joe Root has scored 8,238 Test runs in 180 innings and he's now behind Alec Stewart, Graham Gooch, and former captain Alastair Cook in Tests.

Alastair Cook is the highest run-scorer for England with 12,472 Test runs in 161 games. He is then followed by Graham Gooch, who has scored 8,900 runs. Alec Stewart comes third on the elite list with 8,463 runs. Joe Root is placed fourth with 8238 runs.

Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the highest run-scorer in Test cricket. He scored 15,921 runs in 200 Test matches. He's followed by Australian great Ricky Ponting (13,378), South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (13,289) and Indian legend Rahul Dravid (13,288).

Lasith Embuldeniya scalps seven wickets as England get close to Sri Lanka

On the third day of the second Test, the skipper's brilliant knock of 186 helped England stay on course against Sri Lanka. Root and Buttler stitched a 97-run partnership assisting the side in registering a massive total of 344 in their first innings. Joe Root faced around 309 deliveries in his innings and was the latter was also struggling with a cramp before he was run out in the final over of the third day. However, Jos Buttler lauded Root for his masterclass innings against spin in Sri Lanka.

The visitors were still trailing by 42 runs at the end of Day 3. It was Embuldeniya who broke the partnership between Bairstow and Root. Out of the nine wickets that have fallen, seven were picked up by Lasith Embuldeniya. He dismissed Dom Sibley, Zack Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Dan Lawrence, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, and Mark Wood.

After the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, England will head to India. They will face the Indian cricket team in a four-match Test series beginning February 5 in Chennai.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth