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Ashes 2021-22 Live: Joe Root goes past Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar to join elite Test club

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Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root’s golden run in Test cricket in 2021 continues and the right-hand batsman has gone past former India greats Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar in the list of batsmen with most Test runs in a calendar year. Follow Ashes 2021-22 Live on InsideSport.IN.

Ashes 2021-22 Live: Joe Root goes past Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar to join elite Test club

Root walked in to bat on Day 2 of the second Ashes 2021-22 Test after England lost two quick wickets in the final session. On Saturday, the 30-year-old started from his overnight score of five and stitched a solid partnership with Dawid Malan, surpassing the records of  Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Michael Clarke in the process.

Batsmen with most Test runs in a calendar Year

    • Mohammad Yousuf: 1788
    • Viv Richards: 1710
    • Graeme Smith: 1656
    • Steve Smith: 1605*
    • Michael Clarke: 1595
    • Sachin Tendulkar: 1562
    • Sunil Gavaskar: 1549
    • Ricky Ponting: 1544

Earlier, during the first Test in Brisbane, Joe Root had went past former England captain Michael Vaughan to own the record for highest Test run-scorer in a calendar year from the country. Vaughan had scored 1481 runs in 2002.

The Yorskshire batsman is averaging over 65 in Test cricket this year. He has six hundred and 2 fifties to his name. During the first Test, Root had missed on his 7th century of the year by 11 runs.

Ashes 2021-22 Live: Joe Root goes past Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar to join elite Test club

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