ENG vs NZ: Joe Root’s Test century after 8 months, equals Don Badman’s record

Joe Root has scored a century in the Wellington Test against New Zealand. At the end of the game of the first day, he returned to the pavilion undefeated after scoring 101 runs with 182 balls. After 8 months in Test Cricket, a century came out of his bat. With this century he has also equaled great batsman Don Bradman’s century record.

This is the 29th century of Joe Root’s career. Don Bradman also scored 29 centuries in his career. Joe Root, who made his Test debut in December 2012, has so far scored 10,801 runs in his 10-year Test career. His batting average in Test cricket is 49.77. He has also scored 56 half centuries in this format.

This important innings by Joe Root came in the Wellington Test when the England team had lost 3 wickets to just 21 runs. Root, along with Harry Brook (184), shared a partnership of 294 runs for the fourth wicket to get England out of a difficult situation. At the moment, these two players have returned to the undefeated pavilion at the end of the day of the first day. Please say that only 65 overs could be played on the first day. Here the game had to stop due to the rain.

Joe Root is currently playing his 129th Test match. He is around at number 12 in terms of scoring the most runs in Test cricket. He is 5,120 runs behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 15,921 runs at the number 1. Raíz is just 32 years old. In such a situation, if he stays in Test Cricket for 6-7 years and keeps scoring runs like this, then he can break Sachin’s record.

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