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 v IND Lord’s 1990
375 Andrew Sandham 325 75 v WIS Kingston 1933
364 Leonard Hutton 364 – v AUS The Oval 1938
336 Walter Hammond 336 no – v NZL Auckland 1933
325 Joe Root 254 71 v PAK Old Trafford 2016