Joe Root has joined a choose group of England gamers after making 737 runs in England’s drawn Check sequence towards India. The previous England captain rounded off the marketing campaign with an imposing 142 not out as, alongside Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow (114 not out), he guided England to their highest fourth-innings profitable chase of 378-3 throughout a seven-wicket victory within the Covid-delayed fifth Check at Edgbaston on Tuesday. The win noticed England degree the five-match sequence at 2-2. Solely 4 different England batsmen have scored extra runs in a sequence in the course of the 145-year historical past of Check cricket than Root’s tally on this marketing campaign.
Walter Hammond’s 905 runs away to Australia within the 1928/29 Ashes stays probably the most by any England batsman.
However Graham Gooch’s 752 runs towards India in 1990 was achieved in simply three Assessments, with the excellent opener scoring 456 runs in a single match at Lord’s alone due to innings of 333 and 123 on the ‘Residence of Cricket’.
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