Joe Root goes past Graham Gooch to become second-highest run-scorer for England in Tests

England captain Joe Root has added another feather to his cap in Test cricket. He has gone past Graham Gooch to become the second-highest run-scorer in Test cricket. He achieved the landmark during the second test against India at Lord’s. Former England captain Alastair Cook holds the top spot with 11,000 runs.

Furthermore, the England skipper is now 2nd fastest batsman to score 2,000 runs against India. Joe Root has scored 2,000 runs in only 39 innings. He is only behind Pakistan’s Javed Miandad who took 35 innings to achieve the record. In terms of total runs tally against India, Joe Root is currently at 7th behind former Australia captain Michael Clarke who scored 2049 runs. For England, he is currently the 2nd highest scorer in Test cricket against India behind Alastair Cook, who scored 2,431 runs against India.

The 30-year-old is only 1 win behind overtaking Michael Vaughan as most successful captain in Tests for England. The two of them stand equally with 26 wins each.

Notably, the right-handed batsman needs a couple of tons to equal Kevin Pietersen’s tally of 23 tons in Test cricket.

The England batsman is in phenomenal form. He has slammed a century and fifty in the opening Test at Nottingham. He has slammed 21 centuries and 50 fifties in his Test career. The 30-year-old will be now looking to cross 9000 runs in Test cricket.