IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket


Joe Root surpasses

On Day 3 of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, England captain Joe Root registered his 19th Test century. In reply to Sri Lanka's 1st innings-total of 381, the visitors were off to a poor start, losing 2 wickets for just five runs. But to keep England afloat in the game, Joe Root kept one end safe, and went on to smash his second consecutive Test hundred.

Besides that, Joe Root also surpassed Kevin Pietersen, the former batsman to become the 5th highest run scorer in the longest format for England.

In his distinguished career, Kevin Pietersen scored 8,181 in 104 Test matches at an average of 47.28,. On the other side, in his 99th Test, Joe Root went past 8,200. Joe Root is at 8,212 runs at the time of writing, just 29 runs behind David Gower, the legend of England.

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