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Joe Root surpasses Graham Gooch, becomes second-highest English run-getter

Updated: Aug 15, 2021

1 - Joe Root is the fastest player to score 9000 runs in Test cricket among English players. He achieved this milestone in just 196 Test innings and he broke the record of former English skipper Alastair Cook who scored 9000 runs in 204 Test innings.

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Joe Root became only the second to get to 9000 runs for England in Tests. (Image: ©Getty)

2 – English skipper Joe Root became the second-highest run-getter in Test cricket among English players by surpassing former English skipper Graham Gooch who amassed 8900 runs in Test cricket. Among English players, only Alastair Cook (12472) scored more runs than Root.


1 - Joe Root is the first English captain to score six 150+ scores in Test cricket. David Gower and Alastair Cook scored five 150+ scores each as captain in Test cricket.


1 - At 39 years 14 days, James Anderson is the oldest pacer to take a five-wicket haul in Tests in the last 70 years since South Africa's Geoff Chubb, who had figures of 6/51 vs England at Manchester in 1951 at the age of 40 years 86 days.


22 - Joe Root hammered his 22nd Test century on the third day of the match.


5 - Among current Test players, Root is at fifth position in scoring the highest number of Test centuries. Only Virat Kohli (27), Steven Smith (27), David Warner (24), Kane Williamson (24) have scored more Test tons than Joe Root among current players.


1 - Root took the fewest days to complete 9000 runs in cricket. He took only 3167 days to achieve this milestone while previous record holder Alastair Cook reached 9000 Test runs in 3381 days.


1 - Root is the fastest player to score 9000 runs in Test cricket among English players. He achieved this milestone in just 196 Test innings and he broke the record of former English skipper Alastair Cook who scored 9000 runs in 204 Test innings.


16 - After surpassing Graham Gooch in Test runs tally, Root became 16th highest run-scorer in Test cricket.

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5 - Joe Root has now scored five Test centuries this year. He became the fifth English player to smashed five Test centuries in a particular year.


7 - Root has scored seven Test tons against India. Only Gary Sobers (8), Viv Richards (8), Ricky Ponting (8) and Steven Smith (8) scored more centuries than Root against India.


10 -Joe Root has struck ten centuries against India in all formats of international cricket which is an English record previously held by Alastair Cook who cracked eight tons against India in international cricket.


7 - Joe Root became the seventh player to score four or more Test tons against India as a captain. Only West Indies former captain Clive Lloyd (7) and Australia’s former skipper Steven Smith (6) have scored more centuries than Root in Test cricket as a captain against India.


1 - Joe Root topped the chart of Test centuries in Pataudi Trophy as he smashed his fifth Test century against India today. He surpassed the record of Kevin Pietersen who scored four Test tons in the Pataudi Trophy.


7 - In the first innings of the Test match, Joe Root became the only seventh player to score more than 2000 runs against India in Test cricket.


2 - Root became only the second Englishman to score 2000 runs against India in Test cricket after Alastair Cook who piled up 2431 runs against India in Test cricket.


2 - Root is the second-fastest to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket against India. He completed 2000 runs against India in 39 Test innings while former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad achieved the milestone in just 35 Test innings.

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2 - Joe Root is the second-youngest player to reach 9000 Test runs - 30 years 227 days. Former English cricketer Alastair Cook reached the milestone at the age of 30 years 159 days.


4 - In the first innings of this Test match, English pacer James Anderson bagged a five-for. He picked up four five-wicket hauls against India at Lord’s which is a record for any Test bowler against India.


30 - In the first innings of this Test match, Anderson reached 30 Test wickets against India at Lord’s which is a record for any Test bowler against India at a particular venue. He surpassed the record of Muttiah Muralitharan who bagged 29 wickets against India at SSC, Colombo.


5 - James Anderson completed five fifers against India in Test cricket. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (7), Nathan Lyon (7), Malcolm Marshal (6) Ian Botham (6) and Imran Khan (6) bagged more fifers than Anderson against India in Test cricket.


7 - Jimmy Anderson picked up the seventh fifer at Lord’s in Test cricket.


31 - Anderson bagged 31st five-wicket haul in Test cricket.


13 - KL Rahul has scored all his 13 international centuries across formats at 13 different venues spread across five continents - Australia, Asia, North America, Africa and Europe.


11 - Among current players, Joe Root has the highest number of 150+ scores in Test cricket- Eleven. He surpassed Virat Kohli who has hammered ten 150+ scores in Test cricket.


6 - Joe Root has scored six 150+ scores as a captain in Test cricket. Only Virat Kohli (9), Don Bradman (8), Michael Clarke (7), Mahela Jayawardene (7), Brain Lara (7), Graeme Smith (7) smashed more 150+ scores in Test cricket than Root.


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