The stylish batter of England, Joe Root, is back to his original form, and he is delivering some serious records in the only test match against Ireland being played at the historical Lord’s Cricket Ground. Joe Root scored 11,000 Test runs during a one-off Test match against Ireland at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday.
Root reached this feat by scoring 52 runs on the second day of the Test, just before tea. He is now the 11th batsman overall to reach the mark of 11,000 runs in the longest format of the game. However, the record for the most runs in Test matches is held by former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 15,921 runs in 200 Tests with a strike rate of 53.78.
Before Root, there are ten more cricketers to get 11,000 runs in Test Cricket. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Rahul Dravid, Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mahela Jayawardene, and Allan Border. Root now holds the record for scoring the fastest 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He has achieved this milestone in 130 matches.
The second batter in this list is West Indian legend Brian Lara who got these runs in 131 matches. Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara(134 matches) and Mahela Jayawardena(149) are also among the top five players.