India vs England, 1st Test: Joe Root smashes 20th century

Last updated on Feb 05, 2021, 04:24 pm
India vs England, 1st Test: Joe Root smashes 20th century

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Root has centuries in three successive Test matches

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Root surpasses 1,500 runs against India in Tests

Root has surpassed the 1,500-run mark against India in Test cricket. This was his fifth Test ton against Team India. Root, now has 20 Test centuries under his belt, and has equaled the likes of former England stalwarts Graham Gooch and Ken Barrington (20 each).

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Root's domination in Asia

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Ninth batsman to hit a ton in 100th Test

Notably, Root has become the ninth batsman in world cricket to score a century in the 100th Test match. He joins the likes of Colin Cowdrey, Javed Miandad, Gordon Greenidge, Alec Stewart. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting (2 X 100s), Graeme Smith, and Hashim Amla.

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Other notable stats scripted by Root

This was Root's ninth Test century outside England. He now has two Test tons in India. This was his third century in this calendar year (2021). He has raced to nine Test centuries as captain.

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