The explosive batsman of the mighty England cricket team who is setting the ninth fastest record in Roots Test cricket. Currently, the first Test match of the Ashes series 2023 is being played between England and Australia. On the very first day of this match, Root scored a century with a storming batting. He scored his 30th century in Test career by batting steadily despite falling wickets from one side. Along with this, he also broke Sir Don Bradman’s record. Root set this record in his 131st match. Root scored a century in 145 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 7 fours. Later, with the help of two more sixes, Root remained unbeaten on 118 off 152 balls.
10th batsman in the world with most centuries in Tests
Joe Root became the 10th batsman to score most centuries in a Test career. He also left the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman behind in this regard. Bradman has a record of 29 centuries in 80 innings in 52 Test matches. Root broke Bradman’s record as soon as he scored his 30th Test century. Root has now equaled West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Australia legend Matthew Hayden in this regard. He has scored 30 centuries in Tests. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most hundreds in Tests. He had scored 51 centuries.
England’s second batsman
Root has become the second batsman to score the most Test centuries for England. As he reached 30 centuries, he moved closer to Alastair Cook at the top. Cook scored 33 centuries in his career. Root has scored more than 11,000 runs in Tests.
11th player to score most centuries in international cricket
Joe Root has reached the 11th position in the list of batsmen with most centuries in international career. He scored a total of 46 centuries in Test and ODI cricket. His target is now 10th-ranked South African legend AB de Villiers and 9th-ranked legend Rahul Dravid. De Villiers scored 47 centuries while Dravid scored 48 centuries in his international career. (ashes 2023 cricketer joe root hits 30th test century breaks don bradman record)
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Out of the blue! You have never seen such a catch as Patta jumped over the boundary line and caught it with one hand.