ENG vs IND: Joe Root hits record double century in 100th Test

Joe Root

Captain Joe Root on Saturday turned into the primary batsman to score a twofold century in his 100th Test in England’s initial match against India. Root hit a six to pass 200 for the fifth time in his England profession, expanding a brilliant run that followed coordinate winning scores of 228 and 186 against Sri Lanka in Tests a month ago.

Root, 30, who made his England debut in India in 2012, has scored three of the twofold tons as captain.He turned into the 10th batsman to finish a ton in a century Test when he arrived at triple figures on Friday.

Pakistan’s Inzamam ul Haq scored the past most elevated of 184 in his 100th Test.

Australia’s Ricky Ponting stays the solitary player to record hundreds in every innings of his 100th match.

Joe Root has been the lynchpin of the innings as England passed 440-4 in their first innings.Joe Root turned into the principal cricketer to score a twofold century in his 100th Test when the England commander arrived at the achievement in the second meeting of the second day in the primary Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The past best score in the 100th Test had a place with previous Pakistan batsman Inzamam ul Haq who hit 184, additionally against India in Bengaluru in 2005.

Joe Root arrived at his twofold ton with a six over long-on off the bowling of R Ashwin.

This was Root’s fifth twofold century and he is joint second among England players to have hit most twofold tons. Previous partner and England Test captain Alastair Cook additionally has five twofold hundreds of years. Wally Hammond has seven. Root is likewise just the 10th batsman to pummel a century in his 100th Test.

Colin Cowdrey (104 versus Australia in 1968), Javed Miandad (145 versus India in 1989), Gordon Greenidge (149 versus England in 1990), Alec Stewart (105 versus West Indies in 2000), Inzamam ul Haq (184 versus India in 2005), Ricky Ponting (120 and 143 not out versus South Africa in 2006), Graeme Smith (131 versus England in 2012) and Hashim Amla (134 versus Sri Lanka in 2017) have prior scored hundreds of years in their 100th Test.

Joe Root is additionally just the third cricketer to play the two his first and 100th Test coordinate in a similar country he was visiting.

Root had made his introduction in Nagpur in 2012 when England won the arrangement 2-1. Kapil Dev of India and Carl Hooper of West Indies are the other two cricketers to have done as such.

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