Very few batsmen have had such an opportunity in cricket history, as happened with England captain Joe Root in the Chennai Test. England captain Joe Root has made the 100th Test match of his career memorable forever by scoring a century in the first innings of the Chennai Test. Joe Root completed his century in 164 balls in the 100th Test, which included 12 fours. This is the 20th Test century of his career, his 5th century against India, and his third consecutive hundred off his bat in a Test match.

Who is such a great player of root spin? He showed this in Sri Lanka and now on the Indian pitch, he is seen making his own iron. After England’s 2 wickets fell, he landed on the Chennai pitch to bat. He started his innings carefully. When 50 runs of the route were not even scored. Opener Dom Sibley was playing after scoring more than 70 runs. But in the last session of the day, he paced his batsman in the route, and then he did not even know when he completed his century leaving Sibale behind.

A Third Consecutive Century And Big Partnership

The root century of Joe Root in the first innings of the Chennai Test is the third consecutive century off his bat. Earlier, he had scored 228 and 186 runs in 2 Tests against Sri Lanka in Gaul. While playing the 100th Test of his career, Root scored a century and also wrote the script of a century partnership. He has made a brilliant century partnership with Dom Sibley for the third wicket, which has worked to strengthen the England team.

Century In 100th Test, Joe 9th Batsman

England captain Joe Root is the 9th batsman in the world to score a century in the 100th match of a Test career. At the same time, Root is the fourth English cricketer to do this feat after Cowdrey, Gordon Greenidge, and Alec Stewart. The root is the third batsman after Pakistan’s Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq to score a century in the 100th Test match against India. Not a single Indian batsman has scored a century in the 100th Test. Of the 9 batsmen included in this elite club, 4 are from England, 2 from Pakistan, 2 from South Africa, and 1 from Australia.