Harry Brook Surpasses Legends To Claim Historic Feat, First Time In 145 Years!

Harry Brook of England made history against New Zealand with another Test century. Harry Brook, who has been a reliable performer for England in recent months, proceeded to dazzle on Day 1 of the second Test against New Zealand with a stunning century. Harry Brook, who cost Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 13.25 crore to get him, had an unbeaten 184 off 169 deliveries.

The English teenager’s performance in this game helped him become the first batter in history to reach 800 runs in only nine Test innings. Vinod Kambli of India had held the record for the most runs scored after nine Test innings (798) but on Friday, Harry Brook increased his total to 807. In order to reach this enormous milestone, he outperformed legendary players like Herbert Sutcliffe (780 runs in nine innings), Sunil Gavaskar (778 runs in nine innings), and Everton Weekes (777 runs in nine innings).

Harry Brook Surpasses Legends

As rain cut short the first day of the series finale early, Joe Root was undefeated on an elegant 101 as the visitors rumbled their way to 315-3. In the first seven overs, England was reeling at 21-3 when the 24-year-old batted. After winning the toss, the hosts decided to bowl on the green wicket. The choice immediately paid off as Zak Crawley (two), Ben Duckett (nine), and Ollie Pope of England’s top order was soon removed by New Zealand (10).

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Under predictably blue skies, Matt Henry and captain Tim Southee caused the first wave of damage for the hosts. As the opener’s shaky run continued, Henry, who had missed the first Test due to the birth of his kid, forced Crawley to be caught behind. Then, all-rounder, Michael Bracewell produced two outstanding catches in the slips to eliminate Pope and Duckett, respectively.

Southee took his 700th wicket in all forms after dismissing Duckett after Bracewell’s diving catch, making him the first New Zealander to accomplish the feat. But after that, it was all Harry Brook as he improved his Test average in only his sixth game to well over 100. In the first Test, Brook scored back-to-back half-centuries to lead England to a 267-run victory, earning him player of the match honors.

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He added to his impressive Test career debut for England with a superb undefeated performance loaded with 24 fours and five sixes. His 184 was generated from 169 balls. He assisted former captain Root in bringing England out of difficulty to reach 101-3 at lunch. When Harry Brook added to his three earlier centuries against Pakistan in December, there was no letup in the afternoon.

Root scored his 29th Test century, his first in eight Tests while remaining more composed but not less decisive. Brendon McCullum’s aggressive cricket has helped England win 10 of their previous 11 Test matches, and they kept with the same lineup that easily won the first game. Will Young and Henry were substituted by Scott Kuggeleijn and Blair Tickner in New Zealand.

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