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ICC CWC’19: Joe Root first England cricketer to score 500 runs in World Cup

ANI
Published : Jul 4, 2019, 5:28 pm IST
Updated : Jul 4, 2019, 5:28 pm IST

Root needed 24 runs to touch the milestone when he came out to bat against the Kiwis. Root scored 24 runs and achieved the feat.

Joe Root is now the fifth highest run-getter of the premier tournament. The list is topped by India batsman Rohit Sharma, who has 544 runs under his belt. (Photo: AP)
 Joe Root is now the fifth highest run-getter of the premier tournament. The list is topped by India batsman Rohit Sharma, who has 544 runs under his belt. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: England batsman Joe Root created history on Wednesday during his side's match against New Zealand as he became the first English player to amass 500 runs in a single edition of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

Root needed 24 runs to touch the milestone when he came out to bat against the Kiwis. Root scored 24 runs and achieved the feat but soon after that, he was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult.

 

Root is now the fifth highest run-getter of the premier tournament. The list is topped by India batsman Rohit Sharma, who has 544 runs under his belt.

Sharma is followed by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (542), Australia batsman David Warner (516) and Aaron Finch (504).

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