Joe Root breaks Alastair Cook, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara's record with gutsy 95 in historic loss

Sports Tak Staff
February 282023

Joe Root now holds the record for most fifty-plus Test scores in a side's second innings

Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis reached the top a decade ago. He has 37 fifty-plus scores including 11 centuries and 26 tons

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara equalled Jacques Kallis' record with 14 tons and 23 fifties

Former England opener Alastair Cook reached the top 5 years ago as he had 15 tons and 22 fifties to his name in a side's 2nd innings

Joe Root reached the top on Day 5 of Wellington Test. His 38 fifty-plus scores include 8 tons and 30 fifties

Joe Root-led England's fightback in the run chase of 258. He scored 95 runs from 113 balls including 8 fours and 3 sixes

Joe Root was dismissed by Neil Wagner who was the pick of the bowler for hosts with 4 wickets for 62 runs

As a result, New Zealand tightened the screws and won the Test by 1 wicket to register their first win despite follow on

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