13000 First-Class Runs

On his way to scoring 42 for England, Joe Root passed 13000 first-class runs in the opening Test vs. New Zealand.

In reaching 13000 first class runs, Joe has made 31 centuries and 67 fifties from 294 innings (AVG. 48.49).

After New Zealand scored a first innings 378, England somewhat struggled at Lord’s. When Joe joined Rory Burns, the home side were 18-2.

On reaching 4, Joe passed the 13000 first-class runs landmark, before the Burns-Root partnership added 93 runs. With England on 111, Joe was caught by Ross Taylor off the bowling of Kyle Jamieson for 42.

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