Joe Root surpasses Sachin Tendulkar as highest run-scorer in India-England Tests | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: England batter Joe Root surpassed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to become the highest run-scorer in India-England Test matches during the series opener at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad on Thursday.
Root, entering the field needing just 10 runs to outshine Tendulkar’s record of 2,535 runs in 32 matches against England, achieved the milestone in the 21st over.
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With a boundary off Axar Patel, the 33-year-old former English captain surpassed Tendulkar’s record. Root etched his name in the history books as the highest run-scorer in India-England Tests, accumulating 2,555 runs in 48 matches.

Adding to his list of achievements, Root also made history in the World Test Championship by becoming the first batter to breach the 4,000-run mark, amassing a staggering 4,016 runs from 48 Tests.
In the ongoing first Test against India, Root’s innings concluded with a score of 29 off 60 balls. He attempted a sweep shot off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja but got caught at short fine-leg.
This significant achievement solidifies Joe Root’s stature as one of the premier batters in modern-day cricket and adds another chapter to his illustrious career.

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(With inputs from IANS)


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