Joe Root Stats, AUS vs ENG: In the first match of Ashes 2023 against Australia at Edgbaston, England declared their innings by scoring 393 runs for 8 wickets. Earlier, England captain Ben Stokes had decided to bat after winning the toss. Joe Root played a brilliant century for England. This player scored an unbeaten 118 off 152 balls. He hit 7 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. This is the 30th century of Joe Root’s Test career. Apart from this, Johnny Bairstow scored 78 runs in 78 balls. Apart from this, opener Jack Crowley contributed 61 runs. While Nathan Lyon took the maximum 4 wickets for Australia. Josh Hazlewood got 2 successes. Scott Bowland and Cameron Green took 1-1 wickets in their name.
Joe Root surpasses Don Bradman in terms of centuries
At the same time, now Joe Root has left behind Don Bradman in terms of centuries. Don Bradman has 29 test centuries in his name. Apart from this, Joe Root has equaled former Australian legend Matthew Hayden and former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in terms of centuries. If we look at Joe Root’s Test career, this player has played 131 Test matches so far. In these 131 Test matches, more than 11 thousand runs have been recorded in the name of Joe Root. Apart from this, the average of the route in this format has been more than 50.
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Root’s career has been like this
Joe Root’s highest score in Test format is 254 runs. Apart from this, Joe Root has crossed the double century figure 5 times. Also this player has scored 30 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Joe Root has played 158 ODIs for England. While he has represented England in 32 T20 matches. However, talking about this match, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, England declared their innings by scoring 393 runs for 8 wickets. Joe Root played a century for England. While Johnny Bairstow and Jack Crowley crossed the fifty-run mark.
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