Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Updated: Jun 2 2023, 8:54 PM | 2 Min Read

Joe Root Becomes Second Englishman to Achieve 'This' Staggering Feat

image-liep51k1Root scored 11,000 Test runs [Twitter]

On Friday, England's Joe Root became the second Englishman after Sir Alastair Cook to cross the 11,000 run-mark in Test cricket. He achieved this staggering feat in the ongoing Test match against Ireland at Lord's.

Root needed 52 runs to get to the landmark, which the former England skipper achieved with utmost ease.

Having made his Test debut against India in 2012, Root has become the backbone of the England Test setup. Root went past the landmark in his 130th Test, and overall became the 11th cricketer to achieve this unique feat.

Interestingly, the former England captain needs only 3,921 runs to cross the great Sachin Tendulkar and become the highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket. Still 32, Root is the only viable option to break that record.

Root was eventually dismissed for 56 Andy McBrine, but by then he had taken England to a winning position.

Most Test runs for England (Top-5)

  • Sir Alastair Cook - 12472 runs
  • Joe Root - 11004 runs
  • Graham Gooch - 8900 runs
  • Alec Stewart - 8463 runs
  • David Gower - 8231 runs

Talking about the ongoing Test match, England have strengthened their position in the match. They knocked over Ireland for a paltry 172, and have already amassed 524 for 4 in their first innings, courtesy of A sublime double century from Ollie Pope and a brilliant hundred by opener Ben Duckett.