England captain Joe Root scored a century on the first day of the first Test against India. At the end of today’s game, Root is unbeaten on 127 runs. His name has been added to the English record books after his century.
He is the third English cricketer to score a century in his 100th Test. Prior to Root, Colin Cavadre and Alec Stewart scored centuries in Test matches.
Root also scored a century in two matches against Sri Lanka before the Test series against India. He scored his third century in a row in the third Test today. Root, on the other hand, is the ninth player in the world to score a century in his 100th Test.
Colin Cowdrey first scored 106 runs in his 100th match in 1968. Pakistan captain Javed Miandad became the second batsman to score 145 runs in 1989. West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge (149) in 1990, Alec Stewart (105) in 2000 and Inzamam-ul-Hak (184) in 2005.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting scored 120 and an unbeaten 143 in two innings in his 100th Test match. South Africa captain Graham Smith (131) and Hashim Amla (134) were the top scorers in 2017.
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