ENG vs NZ Joe Root becomes the first batter among Fab Four to cross 10000 Test runs

In the first test match played against New Zealand at Lord’s, Joe Root has completed 10000 runs in his Test career. England batsman Joe Root is the highest run-scorer in the longest format of the game among ‘Fab 4’ batsmen. India’s Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith and New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson are included in this list. The ‘Fab Four’ batsmen are the top batsmen of this generation across all formats.

Former England captain Joe Root has scored 10015 runs in 118 Tests at an average of 49.57. During this, he has scored 26 centuries and 53 half-centuries. His personal score is 254. For the last two years, Root has scored a lot of runs with the bat. Root has scored 2,416 runs in 26 matches at an average of 53.68. He has scored nine centuries and five half-centuries during this period with a best of 228.

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Talking about Fab 4, former India captain Virat Kohli is the second highest run-scorer in this list. In 101 test matches, he has scored 8043 runs at an average of 49.95. He has also scored 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries. For the last two years, Kohli has not been at his best. He has scored 803 runs in 15 matches at an average of 30.88. During this, he has been able to score only 6 half-centuries. He has not been able to score any century since 2019.

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During his innings, Root became only the second England batsman after his predecessor, Alastair Cook, to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Both these batsmen touched the figure of 10,000 runs in Test cricket at the same age of 31 years and 157 days. This is Root’s 26th Test century and he equaled West Indies great Sir Garfield Sobers.

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