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Joe Root creates another batting record

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 25, 2016, 5:52 pm IST
Updated Jul 25, 2016, 5:52 pm IST
England batsman Joe Root's second-innings score of 71 not out on Monday gave him an aggregate tally for the ongoing second Test against Pakistan of 325 runs, after he made a career-best 254 in the first innings. (Photo: AP)
 England batsman Joe Root's second-innings score of 71 not out on Monday gave him an aggregate tally for the ongoing second Test against Pakistan of 325 runs, after he made a career-best 254 in the first innings. (Photo: AP)

Manchester: England batsman Joe Root's second-innings score of 71 not out on Monday gave him an aggregate tally for the ongoing second Test against Pakistan of 325 runs, after he made a career-best 254 in the first innings.

It was the fifth-highest aggregate by any England batsman in a Test.

England great Graham Gooch's aggregate of 456 against India at Lord's in 1990 remains the world record for most runs scored by a batsman in a Test.

Below is how Root's tally fits into the top five of most runs scored by an England batsman in a Test (total runs, player, first innings score, second innings score, opposition, venue, year):

456 Graham Gooch (333, 123 vs IND, Lord's 1990), 375 Andrew Sandham (325, 75)  vs WI, Kingston 1933), 364 Leonard Hutton  (364 vs AUS, The Oval, 1938), 336 (Walter Hammond, 336 not out vs NZ, Auckland, 1933), 325 Joe Root (254, 71 vs PAK , Old Trafford, 2016)

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