England batter Joe Root completed 11,000 Test runs during the one-off Test against Ireland at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday, June 2nd.
Root reached the milestone when he scored 52 runs before Tea on the second day of the ongoing four-day Test, joining the elite group of 11 batters who have achieved this milestone in Test cricket.
WOW!— England's Barmy Army 🏴🎺 (@TheBarmyArmy) June 2, 2023
11,000 Test runs for Sir Joseph Edward Root, the very best 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ufjVwpN1Ci
India’s legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top of the all-time leaderboard with a total of 15,921 runs in 200 Tests.
With this, Root became the fastest batter to reach this milestone in terms of matches. He took 130 matches to score 11,000 Test runs, surpassing the legendary Brian Lara of the West Indies, who took 131 matches.
In addition, the former England captain also became the fastest Englishman to accomplish this feat, surpassing Alastair Cook, who crossed the mark in his 161st Test.
Fastest batters to 11,000 Test runs (by matches)
- Joe Root – 130th match
- Brian Lara – 131st match
- Kumar Sangakkara – 134th match
- Mahela Jayawardena – 149th match
Over the course of 130 Test matches, Joe Root has accumulated an impressive total of 11,004 runs at an average of 50.47. He stands as the second-highest run-scorer for England in this format, with Alastair Cook leading the chart with 12,472 runs.