England vs Ireland: Joe Root reaches career milestone; becomes fastest cricketer to reach 11,000 runs in Tests

Joe Root reached the landmark during the second session of the Day 2 of the four-day Test match. The English middle-order batter became the 11th batter in the format to reach the landmark. Indian great Sachin Tendulkar remains at the top with 15, 291 runs.


Joe Root

Root celebrated the milestone two runs after he scored his 13th half-century. The 32-year-old batter is also the fastest to reach 11000 runs in terms of matches played. Playing his 130th Test, he took a match less than West Indies batting legend Brian Lara.

Retired opener Alistair Cook previously was the fastest Englishman to 11000 runs in 161 Test matches. Cook also shares the joint-youngest batter to score 10000 runs in Test at 31 years, 157 days as Joe Root levelled him last year.

Meanwhile in the ongoing England vs Ireland one-off Test, visitors are struggling to keep themselves in the game as they finished Day 2 on 97/3 while trailing by 255 runs. Ireland were all out for 172 in the first innings, which was followed by a huge 524/4 declared by England.

England’s Stuart Broad took five wickets on the first day while Ollie Pope scored a double century (205). Opener Ben Duckett scored 182 while Zak Crawley (56) added 109 runs for the opening wicket with him. Pope and Duckett then added 254 runs for the second wicket.

This is the second time Ireland and England are facing off in a four-day Test with the last being played at the same venue in 2019.

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