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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