England’s captain Joe Root‘s tally for the year 2021 to 1,547 at an average of 67. England finally got some good news as on the third day of the Test Gabba Joe Root joined Dawid Malan to keep Australia on their toes.
England’s skipper Joe root swept off Nathan Lyon behind him to grow in stature in Brisbane while Malan gave him good company for batting.
Joe Root scored more Test runs in a year than any other player from England, reaching the stumps on day 3 on 86 and taking his tally for 2021 to 1,541 at an average of just 67.
Joe Root becomes England’s highest run-scorer breaking Michael Vaughan’s record for a calendar year
He broke Michael Vaughan’s record 1,481 in 2002. Pakistani player Mohammad Yousuf has the best record of 1,788 in 2006. He scored 87 runs at Adelaide in December in 2013, prior to the two games before which he was ignored by the team in his Test career. This was his 19th innings in Australia and the seventh time he crossed half-century.
He made 87 at Adelaide in December 2013, two games before he was dropped for the only time in his Test career. This was his 19th Test innings in Australia – and the seventh time he has passed 50. Dawid Malan had scored the highest since England’s last Ashes tour, he hit 140 at Perth. On the third day, Malan was 80 not out and had a Test average in Australia under 47.
Rory Burns couldn’t face the first ball of the test innings for the third time in 55 knocks. This was the ninth time he fell in the first over in a Test inning and England may consider not to make him play for the first ball.
Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon had 390 Test wickets in January 2020 following five-fors against New Zealand at Sydney. After the third day, he was on 399. He bolwed for 24 wicketless overs for 69.