Business Standard – England batsman Joe Root created history on Wednesday during his side’s match against New Zealand as he became the first English player to amass 500 runs in a single edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Summary

  • England batsman Joe Root created history on Wednesday during his side’s match against New Zealand as he became the first English player to amass 500 runs in a single edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
  • Root needed 24 runs to touch the milestone when he came out to bat against the Kiwis.
  • Root scored 24 runs and achieved the feat but soon after that, he was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult.
  • Root is now the fifth highest run-getter of the premier tournament.
  • The list is topped by India batsman Rohit Sharma, who has 544 runs under his belt.


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