India vs England: Joe Root Joins Elite Company With 737 Runs In Test Series

India vs England: Joe Root Joins Elite Company With 737 Runs In Test Series

Joe Root After scoring 737 runs in England’s drawn Test series against India, England has joined the selected group of players. The former England captain started the campaign with a brilliant 142 not out with a teammate of Yorkshire. Johnny Barstow (Not out 114), he led England to a 378-3 lead in their fourth innings with a seven-wicket victory in the late fifth Test against the Cowboys at Edgbaston on Tuesday. With this victory, England tied the five-match series 2-2. In the 145-year history of Test cricket, only four other England batsmen have scored more runs than Root in a series.

Walter Hammond’s 905 against Australia in the 1928/29 Ashes is the highest by any England batsman.

But Graham Gooch’s 752 against India in 1990 came in just three Tests. The brilliant opener scored 456 in a single match at Lord’s alone, thanks to 333 and 123 innings in the ‘Home of Cricket’.

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