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Ashes Joe Root Again Showed the Power of the Bat Broke The 19 year old Record

England captain Joe Root is count among the best batsmen in the world. He is the pivot of his team’s batting and he has proved this point consistently. Root has once again proved that he is the team’s troubleshooter on the third day of the first match of the Ashes series being played at Brisbane’s Gabba Stadium.

Root left behind a former captain of his country

Root handled England’s innings in difficult times and returned unbeaten on 86 runs till the end of the third day’s play. He took the team out of trouble by making a century partnership with David Malan. Meanwhile, Root has left behind a former captain of his country.

became the highest test run-scorer

Root has become the highest Test run-scorer for his country in a calendar year. He has left behind former England captain Michael Vaughan in this matter. Vaughan scored 1,481 runs in 2002 at an average of 61.14, including six centuries and two half-centuries.

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In the third and final session of the day, Root took a run off Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon and surpassed Vaughan’s record. With this, Root also improved his record. Earlier, Root had scored 1477 Test runs in a calendar year in 2016. Root surpassed him in this match as well.

Root scored six centuries this year

Root has scored six centuries this year, which includes double centuries. Root started the year with the tour of Sri Lanka and scored 228 and 186 runs there. Then on the tour of India too, he played an innings of 218 runs in Chennai. Against India, he scored 109 at Trent Bridge, 180 not out at Lord’s, and 121 at Headingley.

Root’s highest score ever in Australia

Joe Root has not yet scored a century in Australia in his career. Now when the fourth day’s play starts, their eyes will be on ending this drought. Root’s highest score so far in Australia is 87, which he scored in Adelaide in 2013.

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