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India vs England Showdown: Joe Root Surpasses Ricky Ponting to Claim the Crown in Prestigious Batting Rankings

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Joe Root now has more 50-plus scores against India in Test cricket than Ricky Ponting.

On the last day of the Dharamsala Test against India, England’s Joe Root reached a major milestone, even though his team lost. Root’s brave 84 off 124 in England’s second innings passed the great Ricky Ponting as the player with the most 50-plus scores against India in Test cricket. Root has now scored more than fifty runs 21 times against the Indian team, more than Ponting’s 20.

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Root’s first Test match was against India in 2012. Since then, he has scored 10 centuries and 11 half-centuries against them. With 2846 runs from 30 matches, he has the most runs in the series between these two countries. He is now ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, who is in second place with 2535 runs from 32 games.

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To add to Root’s hitting achievement, James Anderson made history by becoming the first fast bowler to take 700 wickets in Tests. Anderson is now third on the list of bowlers with the most wickets in Tests, just behind Shane Warne, who has 708 wickets.

India won the series 4-1 with a big win in Dharamsala. This is England’s second loss in India since 2012, when they last won a series there.

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