Joe Root was right into the scheme of things once again as England finished day two of the second Test at 119/3, 245 in arrears of India’s first-innings total of 364. Consecutive boundaries off Ishant Sharma elbowed the England skipper past Graham Gooch in the list of England’s all-time leading Test scores. Root is next best only to Sir Alistair Cook, with whom he shares another record; that of being the second-fastest batsman to score 2,000 runs in the longer format against India.
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Back-to-back 4s sees Joe Root pass Graham Gooch and into 2nd behind only Alastair Cook on England’s leading Test scorers@RuthStraussFdn 🔴 | #RedForRuth
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