Root equals AB’s world record

Root equals AB's world record

England’s run machine Joe Root continues scoring runs as he has taken a piece of South African great AB de Villiers’ Test record.

Root registered his 31st half-century against West Indies in the first innings of the second Test against West Indies at Headingley, Leeds. He made 59 runs off 98 balls including nine fours.

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It was Root’s 12th consecutive Test match in which he scored fifty. He has equalled de Villiers’ streak (from November 2012 to February 2014).

Root’s hot streak started from last year’s Dhaka Test against Bangladesh. He scored 56 runs in the first innings. In the India tour, he had scores of 124 (first Test, first innings), 53 (second Test, first innings), 78 (third Test, second innings), 77 (fourth Test, second innings), 88 (fifth Test, first innings).

It was then followed by 190 (first Test, first innings), 78 (second Test, first innings), 50 (third Test, second innings) and 52 (fourth Test, first innings) against South Africa.

The English captain scored 136 against West Indies in the first innings of the first Test at Edgbaston. He made 59 on day one in the second Test to extend his streak to 12.

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com