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England have defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in 1st Test match at Lord's with the help of a terrific century from Joe Root and his good partnership with England skipper Ben Stokes. New Zealand had a great 195-run partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell in 3rd innings but unfortunately from 251/4, they collapsed to 285 runs itself. Stuart Broad and Matty Potts picked 3 wickets to their name respectively.

However, England had a poor start to their 4th innings, Joe Root's innings totally changed the game in favour of them despite Kyle Jamieson's four-wicket haul. Bowlers like Matty Potts, James Anderson and Stuart Broad also played a key role with Joe Root's century to win this game and it also remained to be only second win for England in WTC'21-23 cycle.

Records created by Joe Root in ENG vs NZ 1st Test match:

13 - Joe Root won MoM award for 13th time in his Test career.

Most MoM award for England in Test cricket:

Joe Root - 13
Ian Botham - 12
Kevin Pietersen / Stuart Broad - 10

14 - Joe Root became 14th player to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

Batsman who completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket:

Sunil Gavaskar
Allan Border
Steve Waugh
Brian Lara
Sachin Tendulkar
Ricky Ponting
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Jacques Kallis
Rahul Dravid
Younis Khan
Kumar Sangakkara
Mahela Jayawardene
Alastair Cook
Joe Root

26 - Joe Root smashed his 26th century in Test cricket.

Most centuries in Test among current players:

Virat Kohli - 27
Steve Smith - 27
Joe Root - 26
Kane Williamson - 24
David Warner - 24

Most centuries in international cricket among current players:

Virat Kohli - 70
David Warner - 43
Joe Root - 42
Rohit Sharma - 41
Steven Smith - 38

31 - At the age of 31 years and 157 days Joe Root has completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Coincidentally, both Alastair Cook and Joe Root completed this feat at the age 31 years & 157 days.

1118 - Joe Root completed smashing 1118 runs against England in Test cricket. Joe Root has already smashed more than 1000 runs in Test cricket against 6 different Test nations previously (India, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan & Sri Lanka).

England players to smash more than 1000 runs against New Zealand in Test cricket:

Wally Hammond
Colin Cowdrey
Graham Gooch
David Gower
Alec Stewart
Mike Atherton
Alastair Cook
Joe Root

Players to smash more than 1000 runs against seven different nations in Test cricket:

Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid
Alastair Cook
Joe Root

17017 - Joe Root became first England Player to smash 17,000 runs in International Cricket.