Joe Root Smashes 30th Test Ton, Check His Centuries in the Ashes

Joe Root

Joe Root, the prolific English cricketer, has firmly established himself as a batting mainstay in Test matches for his country. With over 11,000 runs, including an impressive tally of 30 centuries, Root currently stands as the second-highest run-scorer for England in the longest format of the game.

Having made over 100 appearances in Test matches, Root joined an elite group of individuals, becoming the fifteenth Englishman and the seventieth overall to achieve this milestone. In a span of 131 Test matches, Root has amassed an impressive record of scoring more than 11,000 runs at an average exceeding 50.

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Root’s Test debut took place in 2012, and it was a year later, in 2013, that he recorded his maiden Test century against New Zealand. Throughout his career, Joe Root has particularly excelled against India, with nine out of his 30 centuries coming against the Men in Blue. In addition to his century tally, he has also accumulated 58 half-centuries in the red-ball format on the international stage.

Among Root’s remarkable achievements are his five double centuries, with his highest score of 254 achieved against Pakistan in 2016. In July 2013, he became the youngest English player to score a century in an Ashes Test at Lord’s, hitting an impressive 180 in the second Test of the home series against Australia.

While Root’s accomplishments are notable, he is still behind Australia’s Steve Smith, who boasts an astonishing record of scoring a century in almost every fourth Ashes innings, with 11 centuries to his name. Root, on the other hand, has scored four centuries against Australia, with his most recent one being his first since 2015.

Joe Root’s contribution to English cricket is undeniable, with his impressive record of 30 Test centuries. As one of England’s finest batsmen, Root continues to leave his mark on the game, captivating fans with his sublime strokeplay and unwavering commitment to the team’s success.