Joe Root Enters History Book After Completing 7,000 Test Runs
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Ashes 2019: Joe Root Enters History Book After Completing 7,000 Test Runs

Joe Root, 7,000 Test runs
Joe Root (Image Credit: Google)

On the day one of the fifth and final Test of Ashes 2019, England Test captain Joe Root completed his 7,000 Test runs. He became the third-youngest batsman to score 7,000 Test runs.

The defending ashes title holders Australia are leading this Ashes 2019 by the 2-1 margin before the fifth Test at The Oval (London). Even England wins the ongoing fifth Test, Australia will take the Ashes 2019 title in their home.

After winning the toss, Australian Test captain Tim Paine decided to bowl first. English captain Joe Root came to bat after the opener Joe Denly (14 runs) lost his wicket and England were batting on 27/1.

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Joe Root and the other opener Rory Burns put the 76 runs partnership for the second wicket. After Burns was dismissed on 47 runs, Root took the responsibility to stretch that innings.

During his 158th Test innings, Root scored his 45th Test half-century. After scoring 57 runs, Root lost his wicket while the Australian pacer Pat Cummins bowled him with a brilliant delivery. The right-handed batsman Root faced 141 deliveries while he hit three fours in that innings.

At the age of 28 years and 256 days, Joe Root completed his 7,000 Test runs

During that innings, Root completed his 7,000 Test runs. He achieved this feat after reaching on 35 runs in that innings.

Joe Root, 7,000 Test runs
Joe Root (Image Credit: Google)

At the age of 28 years and 256 days, Root achieved this feat and became the third-youngest batsman to complete 7,000 Test runs. Former English Test opener Sir Alastair Cook is holding this record while the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is in the second position in this list. While Cook achieved this feat at the age of 27 years and 346 days, Sachin achieved the same feat at the age of 28 years and 193 days.

Top three youngest batsmen to complete 7,000 Test runs

Player (Team) Age to complete 7,000 Test runs
Sir Alastair Cook (England) 27 years & 346 days
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 28 years & 193 days
Joe Root (England) 28 years & 256 days

From 170/3, England suddenly lost that momentum and once they were struggling on 226/8. For the unbroken ninth-wicket partnership, Jos Buttler and Jack Leach have put the 45 runs partnership. At the stumps of the day one, England were batting on 271/8. Buttler was batting on 64 runs and Leach was not out on 10 runs.

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Among the Australian bowlers, the comeback all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was the star of the day. On that day, he had the bowling figures of 16.1-4-35-4. Also, the other pacers Pat Cummins (2/73) and Josh Hazlewood (2/76) both have managed to take two wickets.