New Delhi: England’s run machine who is creating new records everyday in Root Test cricket. On Friday, on the first day of the first Test of the Ashes series against Australia, Root hit a century while batting brilliantly. Despite wickets falling at one end, Root remained a reliable batsman and eventually broke Sir Don Bradman’s record by scoring his 30th Test century. Root achieved this position in the 131st match. He scored a century in 145 balls by hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Joe Root became the 10th batsman in the world to score the most centuries in Tests
Root has become the tenth batsman to score the most centuries in Test career. He left behind Australian legend Don Bradman in this matter. Bradman has 29 centuries in 80 innings of 52 matches. Root went ahead of him as soon as he hit his 30th century. Joe Root has now equaled West Indian veteran Shiv Narine Chanderpaul and Australian veteran Matthew Hayden in this matter. Who has scored 30 centuries in test. The record for scoring the most centuries in Tests is held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 51 centuries.
England’s second batsman
Root is also the second batsman to score the most Test centuries for England. As soon as he touched the figure of 30, he reached close to number-1 occupied Alastair Cook. Cook had scored 33 centuries in his career. More than 11 thousand runs are also registered in the name of Root.
11th in terms of scoring a century in international career
Talking about Root’s international career, he has scored 46 centuries including Test, ODI and T20. In this case, he occupies the 11th position. Root is now close to South African legend AB de Villiers at 10th position and Indian legend Rahul Dravid at 9th position. AB scored 47 and Dravid scored 48 centuries in his international career.