Jonathan Trott surpasses Vijay Manjrekar's batting record

Jonathan Trott has scored 3,215 runs for England in Test cricket © Getty Images

Auckland: Mar 23, 2013

England’s Jonathan Trott on Saturday surpassed Indian batsman Vijay Manjrekar in scoring the most number of runs in Test matches without hitting a six.
 
The England top order batsman passed Manjrekar here at the Eden Park while scoring 27 before being bowled by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult in the third and final Test.
 
In total, Trott now has 3,215 runs, seven more than Manjrekar’s 3,208.
 
Manjrekar played 55 Tests from 1951 to 1965 scoring 3,208 runs at an average of 39.12. He hit seven centuries with a highest of 189 not out.

Meanwhile, England lost skipper Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott early in reply to New Zealand’s huge first innings total of 443 on the second day of the third and final Test at Auckland. England reached 50-2 at stumps on Day Two.

Nick Compton was batting on 12, accompanied by Ian Bell (6) when the stumps were drawn on the second day. England trail by a further 393 runs.