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Chasing a target of 277 runs, Joe Root is unbeaten on 77 for England. In such a situation, when he comes out to bat on the fourth day, then everyone will also expect a century from him. If Root scores a century, he will also set a world record with this.
Former England Test Captain and Batsman Joe Root (Joe Root) There is a chance of equalizing the world record in front of him. In the first match of the Test series against New Zealand, England are 61 runs away from victory. Today is the fourth day of the test match. Chasing a target of 277 runs, Joe Root is unbeaten on 77 for England. In such a situation, when he comes out to bat on the fourth day, then everyone will also expect a century from him. If Root scores a century, then with this he will equal Alastair Cook in the case of a big world record.
Alastair Cook broke Sachin Tendulkar’s world record. This world record is related to making 10000 test runs at the youngest. Cook did this feat in the second match of the Test series played against Sri Lanka in the year 2016. Then his age was only 31 years 157 days. Sachin scored 10000 test runs at the age of 31 years and 326 days.
Cook’s chance to equalize the world record
Now in 2022, there is a golden opportunity in front of Root to match that world record. On the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand, i.e. today, when Root comes out to bat, his age will also be 31 years and 157 days. In such a situation, if today he adds 23 runs in his unbeaten innings of 77 runs in the second innings, then his century will be completed that as well as his 10000 runs in Test cricket will also be completed.
Chance to score 10000 test runs in 217th innings
Joe Root is playing his 217th innings in Test cricket. So far he has scored 9977 runs with 25 centuries. In such a situation, if he scores 23 more runs during the 217th innings, then his 26th Test century will also be scored and his 10000 Tests in Test cricket will also be completed. The big thing will be that both the century and 10000 Test runs will be coming out of his bat in England’s victory.