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Joe Root breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record

Joe Root breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record

  1. Joe Root becomes leading run-scorer in India vs England Test history, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar.
  2. England face a challenging Day 1 as India’s bowlers dominate; Stokes top-scores with 70.
  3. India finishes Day 1 on top, with Jaiswal’s impressive innings providing a strong foundation.

In a historic moment, England’s captain Joe Root has etched his name in India vs England Test history by becoming the leading run-scorer, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Root achieved this milestone during the first Test, amassing a total of 2555 runs from 46 innings at an impressive average of 62.31.

Remarkably, he has also leveled with Australia’s Ricky Ponting for the most runs against India in Tests. Root’s prowess extends beyond Indian soil, boasting 1574 runs from 15 matches against India in England at an exceptional average of 74.95, featuring seven centuries.

However, on the field, England faced a challenging Day 1 as India’s bowlers dominated. Visitors’ captain Ben Stokes top-scored with 70, but the team was bundled out for 246. Ravichandran Ashwin (3/68) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/88) were the standout bowlers for India, supported by Axar Patel (2/33) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/28).

India, in response, displayed a strong batting performance with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (76*) and Rohit Sharma (24) contributing 80 runs for the first wicket. However, Sharma’s dismissal by Ben Stokes put England in a challenging position. Shubman Gill (14*) guided India to stumps at 119/1, trailing by 127 runs, as they finished Day 1 on top.

Root’s consistent brilliance against India solidifies his status as a key player for England, but the team faces an uphill task to bounce back in the Test after a challenging start. Ashwin and Jadeja’s effective bowling has put India in a favorable position, and Day 2 promises further excitement as the Test unfolds with India in a commanding position.

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