Joe Root scored a brilliant century against India in Lord’s Test, made many special records

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Captain Joe Root not only took over England by scoring a brilliant century on the third day of the Lord’s Test against India, but also made many special records. On the 200th ball, he completed his 22nd century of Test career. This is his 38th century at the international level, with which he equaled the record of Alastair Cook. Now both of them have got the most centuries for England. Not only this, during this he also completed 9 thousand runs.

Captain Joe Root has once again done a lifesaving work for his team. Root, who made a poor start in the first innings of the Lord’s Test, has taken over by scoring a century for England.

Captain Joe Root not only took over England by scoring a brilliant century on the third day of the Lord’s Test against India, but also made many special records. On the 200th ball, he completed his 22nd century of Test career. This is his 38th century at the international level, with which he equaled the record of Alastair Cook. Now both of them have got the most centuries for England. Not only this, during this he also completed 9 thousand runs.

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7th century against India

Joe Root has scored his 7th Test century against India. Earlier, he also scored 109 runs in the first match of the series played in Nottingham. Only Gary Sobers, Vivier Richards, Ricky Ponting and Steve Smith have scored Test centuries against India. All of them have 8 Test centuries to their name.

9 thousand runs in the shortest days

Joe Root crossed the 9,000-run mark in Test cricket on the 3167th day of his debut, which is a record. He surpassed Alastair Cook (3380 days). Rahul Dravid is now at number three in this list. He had taken 3661 days.

other young batsman

However, in terms of age, he is second only to Alastair Cook. Cook touched this figure in 30 years 159 days, while it took Joe Root 30 years 227 days. Here comes the great Sachin Tendulkar at number three. He completed 9000 test runs in 30 years 253 days.

Number three in terms of centuries

He has come at number three in terms of scoring the most centuries in Tests for England. Alastair Cook has the most 33 centuries, while Kevin Pietersen scored 23 centuries. Root has come joint third with former cricketers Wally Hammond, Colin Crowday, Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Bell. All of them have 22 centuries to their name.

Most centuries as captain in a calendar year

This is Joe Root’s 5th Test century in 2021. He has become the first England captain to do so in a calendar year. He surpassed the record held by Graham Gooch (4 centuries in 1990), Michael Atherton (4 centuries in 1994) and Andrew Strauss (4 centuries in 2009).

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[Attribution to NBT]

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