Joe Root vs Virat Kohli – Most Test Centuries Record: Saturday was a very SPECIAL DAY for Joe Root. 2021 ICC Test Player of the year scored unbeaten 163 against New Zealand. And in one go Root left Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Sunil Gavaskar behind in some TEST RECORDS battle: Follow ENG vs NZ LIVE Updates with Insidesport.IN
- Most Test Runs Record: Root overtook Sunil Gavaskar in all time TEST SCORING LIST. Root is now on No. 12th in all time list.
- Most Test Centuries Record: Root now has most test centuries among the current set of cricketers. He has equalled Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. All 3 now have 27 test centuries.
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Joe Root smashed his 10th century since January 2021 as England put on a commanding batting display at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The century was also the 27th of career, the most by an active men’s cricketer, alongside Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. And while Root has hit a purple patch, both Kohli and Smith have struggled, having not reached three figures since November 2019 and January 2021 respectively.
Most Test centuries among active cricketers
- Virat Kohli – 27
- Steve Smith – 27
- Joe Root – 27*
- David Warner – 24
- Kane Williamson – 24
The effort on Sunday also took him one ahead in the list of all-time leading run-getters in Test cricket, surpassing the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar, who was the first to breach the 10k Test runs mark, had amassed 10,122 in his career, while Root’s 163* at the end of Day’s play took him to 10,178. The former England captain will hope to make merry of the conditions on offer when he resumes on Monday, with former Australian captains Steve Waugh and Alan Border ahead in the list.
Joe Root now NO. 12 in Most Test Runs List
|SR Tendulkar (INDIA)||1989-2013||200||329||33||15921||248*||53.78||51||68||14|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||1995-2012||168||287||29||13378||257||51.85||41||62||17|
|JH Kallis (SA)||1995-2013||166||280||40||13289||224||55.37||45||58||16|
|R Dravid (INDIA)||1996-2012||164||286||32||13288||270||52.31||36||63||8|
|AN Cook (ENG)||2006-2018||161||291||16||12472||294||45.35||33||57||9|
|KC Sangakkara (SL)||2000-2015||134||233||17||12400||319||57.40||38||52||11|
|BC Lara (WI)||1990-2006||131||232||6||11953||400*||52.88||34||48||17|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||1994-2015||164||280||49||11867||203*||51.37||30||66||15|
|DPMD Jayawardene (SL)||1997-2014||149||252||15||11814||374||49.84||34||50||15|
|AR Border (AUS)||1978-1994||156||265||44||11174||205||50.56||27||63||11|
|SR Waugh (AUS)||1985-2004||168||260||46||10927||200||51.06||32||50||22|
|JE ROOT (ENG)||2012-2022||119*||219||17||10178||254||50.38||27||53||11|
|SM Gavaskar (INDIA)||1971-1987||125||214||16||10122||236*||51.12||34||45||12|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||2000-2017||118||213||19||10099||313||52.05||34||33||19|
ENG vs NZ LIVE: Joe Root continues RED HOT form, slams 27th Test Ton, goes past the great Sunil Gavaskar in all-time run-scoring charts – Check out vs
At Stumps on Day of the ENG vs NZ 2nd Test, Joe Root was unbeaten on 163 off 200 balls, having scored his fastest century. The innings come after hiss heroics at Lord’s, where the former England captain scored an unbeaten 115 on a difficult surface to lead England to win.