Joe Root has scored 8238 runs from 180 Test innings for England.

England captain Joe Root became the fourth highest scorer for the country in the Test on the third day of the second Test in Gaul against Sri Lanka.

Captain Joe Root on Sunday became the fourth-highest run-scorer for England in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman achieved the feat in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at the Gaul International Stadium. Playing in his 99th Test for England, Root continued his golden patch and, during an innings, rose from seventh to fourth among England’s top Test run-scorers and added another feather to his cap. After scoring 8,238 Test runs in 180 innings, Root is now behind Alec Stewart, Graham Gooch, and former captain Alastair Cook, the leading run-scorers for England in Tests.

On the third day of the second Test, Root’s 186 innings helped England stay in the game against Sri Lanka.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jose Butler praised Root for his “masterclass” against spin in Sri Lanka.

During a virtual press conference shared by the ECB, Butler said, “Yes, Root played a terrific innings both physically and mentally to regain his double century with an innings of 186 in the first Test.” Three days after the stump.

“It has been a masterclass in batting against spin, it has been an education for all of us, we thoroughly enjoyed it.”

On Stumps of Day 3, England’s score was read 339/9, still behind the hosts by 42 runs.Seven of the nine England wickets falling were taken by Lasith Ambulanceia.

He took wickets of Dom Sibley, Jake Crawley, Johnny Bairstow, Dan Lawrence, Sam Curran Dominic Bess, and Mark Wood.

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