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Joe Root: 10th batsman to get three 150 or more Test scores before turning 24

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The baby-faced Joe Root (23) became the second England batsmen, after Len Hutton, to score 150 three times before the age of 24.

Following is the table:

Player

Country

T

I

Runs

HS

Avg

100s

50s

Don Bradman

Australia

8

8

1887

334

269.57

8

0

Javed Miandad

Pakistan

4

4

683

206

341.5

4

0

Graeme Smith

SA

4

4

887

277

221.75

4

0

Sachin Tendulkar

India

4

4

690

179

172.5

4

0

Neil Harvey

Australia

3

3

482

178

241

3

0

Len Hutton

England

3

3

725

364

362.5

3

0

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka

3

3

576

242

192

3

0

Joe Root

England

3

3

534

200*

534

3

0

Garry Sobers

West Indies

3

3

789

365*

394.5

3

0

Darren Bravo

West Indies

2

2

361

195

180.5

2

0

Root has an exceptional record at Lord’s cricket ground. He has scored two hundreds from three Tests – including his highest score of 200 not out. Against New Zealand last year, he had scored 111, against Australia he 186 and a month back against Sri Lanka, he scored an unbeaten 200. His 512 runs at this venue have come at an average of 102.40.

(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis for University of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)

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