Ashes, 1st Test, Day 3: Joes Root becomes the highest test run-scorer for England in the Calendar Year

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Ashes, 1st Test, Day 4: Joes Root becomes the highest test run-scorer for England in the Calendar Year

England Captain Joe Root added one more feather in his cap on Friday as he became the highest ever run-scorer for England in test format in the Calendar Year. He surpassed Michael Vaughan who had amassed 1481 runs in 17 innings while Joe Root took 14 innings to reach the landmark. Joe Root has joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Clarke into the top 10 list.

Root achieve this remarkable feat on day three of the first Ashes test against Australia on Friday. Joe Root got dismissed for a duck in the first innings but in the second innings, he smashed a stunning fifty to surpass Michael Vaughan. Joe Root scored a quick-fire fifty from 113 balls in an innings comprising 8 boundaries.

He finished the day unbeaten on 86 and shared 150+ partnerships with Dawid Malan and lead England’s fightback in the final session of Day 3.·The England captain is the second-highest run-scorer for England in Tests after Alaister Cook. He has scored 9200+ runs in 109 Test matches. Joe Root has scored the highest runs in tests this year Rohit Sharma is placed second in the list with 900+ runs.

Most runs in a calendar year
PlayerYearMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR1005004s6s
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)200611191178820299.33285462.6493122212
IVA Richards (WI)197611190171029190.001584+72.85*750179+7
GC Smith (SA)200815252165623272.00251665.816612154
MJ Clarke (AUS)2012111831595329*106.33241865.965301896
SR Tendulkar (INDIA)201014233156221478.10279455.9075018110
SM Gavaskar (INDIA)197918271155522159.802433+47.43*580177+3+
RT Ponting (AUS)200515285154420767.13251861.3166117811
RT Ponting (AUS)2003111831503257100.20249460.266411807
JE Root (ENG)202113*252150022865.21258757.986111603

 

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