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ENG vs NZ Live: Joe Root takes lead among Fab 4, joins ELITE LIST of players as he goes past 10,000 Test Runs with 26th CENTURY

ENG vs NZ Live: Joe Root takes lead among Fab 4, joins ELITE LIST of players as he goes past 10,000 Test Runs with 26th CENTURY

ENG vs NZ Live: Former captain Joe Root was England’s saviour once again as he slammed his 26th Test hundred to get the hosts home in a thrilling 1st Test against New Zealand. In the process, Root also went past 10,000 Test runs, becoming only the 14th on cricket history to achieve the landmark. Follow […]

ENG vs NZ Live: Former captain Joe Root was England’s saviour once again as he slammed his 26th Test hundred to get the hosts home in a thrilling 1st Test against New Zealand. In the process, Root also went past 10,000 Test runs, becoming only the 14th on cricket history to achieve the landmark. Follow ENG vs NZ Live updates on Insidesport.IN

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ENG vs NZ Live: Joe Root takes lead among Fab 4, joins ELITE LIST of players as he goes past 10,000 Test Runs with 26th CENTURY

Joe Root became the second English cricketer to go past 10,000 Test runs after the former England captain scored a magnificent match winning century on Day 4 of the ENG vs NZ 1st Test. Set a tricky 277 chase, Root ensured that his team crossed the line with ease, slamming his 26th Test century on the process.

 Root’s achievement meant that he was now the 14th cricketer to achieve the landmark, and the first of this generation’s Fab Four. The 31-year-old is the first to join the 10k club since 2017 after Younis Khan was the last player to breach the barrier during the Test series against West Indies.

ENG vs NZ Live: Joe Root takes lead among Fab 4, joins ELITE LIST of players as he goes past 10,000 Test Runs with 26th CENTURY

Root is first batter in Test history to complete 10,000 runs in less than 10 years. Interestingly, both Root and Cook were of the exact same age when they got to the landmark – 31 years and 157 days. The duo are the youngest to the 10k mark, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, who was 31 years, 10 months and 20 days old when he scored his 10000th run.

Most runs
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14
RT Ponting (AUS) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16
R Dravid (ICC/INDIA) 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8
AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2018 161 291 16 12472 294 45.35 33 57 9
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 38 52 11
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2015 164 280 49 11867 203* 51.37 30 66 15
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15
AR Border (AUS) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
SR Waugh (AUS) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2017 118 213 19 10099 313 52.05 34 33 19
JE Root (ENG) 2012-2022 118 218 16 10015 254 49.57 26 53 11

 

Joe Root has been in the form of his life over the last 12 months, and even won the ICC Test Player of the year award.The 31-year-old is leading the charts for the most runs in the current edition of the ICC World Test Championship with 1301 runs. While England have struggled as a unit, Root has waged a lone battle with the bat and England will hope greater things with the captaincy burden now off his shoulders.

ENG vs NZ Live: Joe Root takes lead among Fab 4, joins ELITE LIST of players as he goes past 10,000 Test Runs with 26th CENTURY

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