Root breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 11-year-old record

Root breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 11-year-old record. The 33-year-old left-hander put his name into the record books with a brief innings of 29 (60) on Day 1 of the first Test.

On Day 1 of the first Test against India on Thursday, January 25, star England batter Joe Root made history by becoming the top run scorer in India against England Test history. During his quick innings of 29 (60) on Day 1 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The 33-year-old left India’s famous batsman Sachin Tendulkar behind.

Notably, before into the Test, Root was only ten runs behind Tendulkar. Who led the list with 2535 runs from 53 innings at an average of 51.73. The former England captain now leads with 2555 runs from 46 innings at an average of 62.31. Including nine hundreds and ten fifties.

Furthermore, the Yorkshire-born batsman tied great Australian captain Ricky Ponting for the most runs against India in Tests, with 2555 from 51 innings. Root has an even batter record against India in England, scoring 1574 runs from 15 matches at an average of 74.95 with seven hundreds to his credit.

His best performance in a series came against India in the 2021-22 Pataudi Trophy. When he score 737 runs from nine innings at a staggering average of 105.28 with four hundreds to his credit.

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India finish on top on Day 1 of First Test

Meanwhile, England were bowled out for 246 on Day 1 of the Test, with skipper Ben Stokes batting 70 (88). Ravichandran Ashwin (3/68) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/88) were India’s standout bowlers. While Axar Patel (2/33) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/28) both took two wickets.

In response, India had a strong start in their first innings, with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (76* off 70) and Rohit Sharma (24 off 27) scoring 80 runs for the first wicket off 74 balls. Captain Rohit was holed out trying to go big against Jack Leach and was caught by England’s Stokes in mid-off. Following his dismissal, Shubman Gill (14* off 43) joined Jaiswal at the crease and helped India reach stumps at 119/1, trailing by 127 runs.

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