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IND vs ENG: Joe Root becomes highest run scorer in India-England Tests; Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar

In a dazzling display of skill and determination, Joe Root, the former England captain, has once again etched his name in the annals of cricket history during the opening Test match against India in Hyderabad. Root surpassed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to become the highest run-scorer in the India-England Test matches. Let’s delve into the details of this remarkable achievement and Root’s stellar performance on Day 1.

Joe Root Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar:

On the fourth ball of the 21st over in the Hyderabad Test, Root elegantly dispatched Axar Patel for a boundary, reaching 13 runs and surpassing Tendulkar’s tally. With this, Root now holds the record for the most runs in India-England Tests, amassing an impressive 2555 runs in 26 matches. His journey to this milestone was marked by consistency and style, exemplified by his remarkable average of 63.15.

World Test Championship Milestone:

Not only did Root rewrite the record books in the India-England Test matches, but he also made history in the World Test Championship (WTC). Root became the first batter to surpass the 4000-run mark in the WTC, amassing 4005 runs from 48 Tests. This achievement further solidifies his position as one of the premier batsmen in the world.

With his sights set on new milestones, Joe Root now targets Ricky Ponting’s record of 2555 runs in 29 Tests against India. Root, who shares the same tally with Ponting, has the opportunity to claim this record when he steps onto the field for the second innings. The English star’s determination and hunger for runs promise more records to be shattered in the days to come.

Day 1 Recap:

The opening day of the Test saw England post a total of 246, with skipper Ben Stokes top-scoring with 70 runs. Despite a positive start by Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett, India’s bowlers, led by Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, made a strong comeback, claiming wickets at regular intervals. Root, along with Jonny Bairstow, steadied the ship for England, but the Indian bowlers’ prowess led to England being bowled out.

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