Joe Root achieved another world record during the second Test between England and West Indies. Root scored 153 off 316 at the Kensington Oval. It was his 12th 150-plus knock in Whites, taking him past Alastair Cook for most such knocks among English cricketers.
Seven of Root’s 150-plus scores have been scored as leader of the side, putting him in the company of Brian Lara, Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene and Graeme Smith in the third spot. Virat Kohli with 9 and Don Bradman with 8 such scores hold top two positions.
Five of those seven scores have come in overseas matches, the most ever by a Test captain. He went past Stephen Fleming, Steve Waugh, Smith and Bob Simpson.
The right-handed batter has done it twice in Sri Lanka and one each in New Zealand, India and West Indies. Ben Stokes also scored a well compiled hundred. His knock of 120 off 128 took England to 570 for nine. At Stumps, West Indies stood at 71 for one, trailing by 436 runs.