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Root now 10th highest run-scorer in Test cricket

By Rediff Cricket
June 30, 2023 13:05 IST
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England's Joe Root surpassed Allan Border in the most runs list in Test cricket on Thursday

IMAGE: England's Joe Root surpassed Allan Border in the most runs list in Test cricket on Thursday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Star England batter Joe Root surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the 10th-highest scorer in Test cricket on Thursday.

Root accomplished this feat on Day 2 of the 2nd AshesTest against Australia at Lord's. In the first innings of England, Root scored just 10 runs in 19 balls before Mitchell Starc dismissed him.

 

He was coming in the match after scoring 118* and 46 in the first Test at Birmingham.

In 132 Tests, Root has scored 11,178 runs at an average of 50.57. He has scored 30 centuries and 58 half-centuries in the format, with the best score of 254.

Border scored 11,174 runs in 156 Tests at an average of 50.56, with 27 centuries and 63 fifties in the format, and a of 205.

The highest run-scorer in Tests is Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. In 200 Tests, he scored 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. He has 51 centuries and 68 fifties in the format, with the best score of 248*.

He is followed by Aussie great Ricky Ponting (13,378 runs in 168 Tests), South Africa's Jacques Kallis (13,289 runs in 166 matches), India's Rahul Dravid (13,288 runs in 164 matches) and England's Alastair Cook (12,472 runs in 161 Tests).

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