Root goes past Tendulkar as highest run-getter in India-England Tests

Joe Root made 29 in the first innings. Photo: AFP/Noah Seelam

Hyderabad: England batter Joe Root on Thursday surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the highest run-scorer in India-England Test matches during the series opener against the Rohit Sharma-led side, here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.

Root steeped in the field needing just 10 runs to outshine Sachin Tendulkar's record of 2,535 runs in 32 matches. In the 21st over, with a boundary off Axar Patel, the 33-year-old English batter surpassed Tendulkar's record, accumulating 2555 in 48 matches.

Root also inscribed his name in World Test Championship history by becoming the first batter to breach the 4,000-run mark, amassing a staggering 4016 runs from 48 Tests.

Root’s inning ended on the score of 29 off 60 after he attempted a sweep shot off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja and was caught by Jasprit Bumrah at short fine-leg.

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