Joe Root Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record in IND vs ENG 1st Test

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England's Joe Root's significant innings solidified his place among the cricketing greats.

Vishal Singh Jan. 25, 2024

During the Hyderabad Test on Thursday, star batsman Joe Root shadowed the great Sachin Tendulkar to become the all-time top run scorer in India-England Test matches. When he took the pitch in Hyderabad, the former captain of England needed just 10 runs to surpass Tendulkar's record, and he accomplished it in style, scoring a boundary off Axar Patel in the 21st over of England's opening innings.

Most runs in India vs England Tests

Joe Root - 2555
Sachin Tendulkar - 2535
Sunil Gavaskar - 2348
Sir Alastair Cook - 2431
Virat Kohli - 1991

Before this series began, Root had smashed 2,526 runs at an average of 63.15 from 25 innings versus India. There were 10 half-centuries and 9 centuries in this outstanding performance. His prior travels demonstrated his proficiency in Indian circumstances with high scores, one of which was a remarkable 218 in Chennai during the 2021 tour.

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The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, also known as the Master Blaster, who made 2,535 runs at an average of 51.73 in 32 matches vs England. Tendulkar has an amazing record that includes 13 half-centuries and 7 centuries.

In addition, Root made history in the World Test Championship (WTC) by being the first batsman to score more than 4000 runs. With 48 Tests played, the former English skipper presently has 4005 runs.

In the future, the England player wants to become the highest run-scorer in Tests against the Indian squad by beating Ricky Ponting's record of 2555 runs in 29 Tests against India. England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bat, leaving the team at 108 for 3 at lunchtime in the first Test match against India.

With Zak Crawley (20) and Ben Duckett (35) combining for 55 runs for the first wicket in 11.5 overs, the English batting got off to a good start. But when spin was introduced in the ninth over, India rallied, taking three wickets in as many overs. Ollie Pope (one run from eleven balls) was removed by Ravindra Jadeja, while Crawley and Duckett were removed by Ravichandran Ashwin.

England gave a trail of 246 runs to India and India is going well with a loss of only 1 wicket (Rohit Sharma - 24 runs), with Jaiswal at 76 runs and Shubhman Gill at 14 runs.