Root leaves Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Gavaskar behind: CHECK

ENG vs NZ LIVE – Joe Root Most Test Runs List: Named ICC Test Player of the Year in 2021, Joe Root has continued his batting juggernaut as the former England captain scored yet another scintillating century on Day 3 of the ENG vs NZ 2nd Test. Having scored a match-winning hundred at Lord’s in the 1st Test, Root followed it up with another century to go past the legendary Sunil Gavaskar in the all-time run-scoring charts. Follow ENG vs NZ LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN 

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ENG vs NZ LIVE: Joe Root continues RED HOT form, slams 27th Test Ton, goes past the great Sunil Gavaskar in all-time run-scoring charts – Check out

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Joe Root continues RED HOT form, slams 27th Test Ton, goes past the great Sunil Gavaskar in all-time run-scoring charts – Check out

Joe Root smashed his 10th century since January 2021 as England put on a commanding batting display at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The century was also the 27th of career, the most by an active men’s cricketer, alongside Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. And while Root has hit a purple patch, both Kohli and Smith have struggled, having not reached three figures since November 2019 and January 2021 respectively.

Most Test centuries among active cricketers

  • Virat Kohli – 27
  • Steve Smith – 27
  • Joe Root – 27*
  • David Warner – 24
  • Kane Williamson – 24

The effort on Sunday also took him one ahead in the list of all-time leading run-getters in Test cricket, surpassing the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar, who was the first to breach the 10k Test runs mark, had amassed 10,122 in his career, while Root’s 163* at the end of Day’s play took him to 10,178. The former England captain will hope to make merry of the conditions on offer when he resumes on Monday, with former Australian captains Steve Waugh and Alan Border ahead in the list.

Joe Root now NO. 12 in Most Test Runs List


















Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17
JH Kallis (SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16
R Dravid (INDIA) 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8
AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2018 161 291 16 12472 294 45.35 33 57 9
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 38 52 11
BC Lara (WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2015 164 280 49 11867 203* 51.37 30 66 15
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15
AR Border (AUS) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
SR Waugh (AUS) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
JE ROOT (ENG) 2012-2022 119* 219 17 10178 254 50.38 27 53 11
SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2017 118 213 19 10099 313 52.05 34 33 19

 

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At Stumps on Day of the ENG vs NZ 2nd Test, Joe Root was unbeaten on 163 off 200 balls, having scored his fastest century. The innings come after hiss heroics at Lord’s, where the former England captain scored an unbeaten 115 on a difficult surface to lead England to win.

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