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- Joe Root scored 22nd century of his Test career
- Joe Root completes 9000 runs in Test cricket by scoring a century at Lord’s
- Joe Root achieved many achievements by scoring a century at Lord’s
London: England captain Joe Root achieved many achievements by scoring a century on the third day of the second Test (IND vs ENG) against India at Lord’s ground on Saturday. Joe Root scored the 22nd century of his Test career. Joe Root scored his seventh Test century against India. Joe Root’s century at the historic Lord’s ground became very special as he made a flurry of records due to this century.
Joe Root completed 9,000 runs of his Test career during this innings. Root became the second English player to cross the 9,000 test run mark. Earlier, Alastair Cook was the only English batsman to have crossed this figure. Apart from this, Joe Root became the second youngest cricketer to complete 9,000 Test runs. Root crossed the 9,000-run mark at the age of 30 years and 227 days.
With this, Root joined the special club of Cook and Sachin Tendulkar. Alastair Cook completed 9,000 runs at the age of 30 years and 159 days. At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar crossed this figure at the age of 30 years and 253 days.
Joe Root scored 150 runs or more in an innings of Test cricket for the 11th time. Joe Root became the second England batsman to score 150 or more runs 11 times in an innings. Prior to this, Alastair Cook has also played an innings of 150 or more runs in an innings 11 times. Root surpassed Kevin Pietersen, Sir Len Hutton and Wally Hammond, who scored 150 or more in an innings 10 times.
Joe Root has become the seventh English batsman to score five or more Test centuries in a calendar year. Earlier Dennis Compton (1947), Dennis Amis (1974), Michael Vaughan (2002), Kevin Pietersen (2008), Alastair Cook (2010), Ian Bell (2011) have also done this feat. Root ends a 10-year drought.
Joe Root has equaled Virat Kohli in terms of scoring the most half-centuries as a captain in a Test played between India and England in England. This record is recorded in the name of MS Dhoni, who has scored 6 half-centuries.
The captain who made the most 50 in India vs England in England
- 6 – MS Dhoni
- 5 – Graham Gooch
- 5 – Virat Kohli
- 5 – Joe Root
- 4 – Sourav Ganguly
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