Digital Desk (Bhopal). England captain Joey Root, the ninth batsman in the world to score a century in his 100th Test, set another record by surpassing his personal score of 150 on Saturday. He became the second cricketer in the world to score more than 150 runs in a 100th Test match. Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq played 184 against India in Bangalore in his 100th Test match. But the England captain broke his own record of 218 and became the first batsman in the world to achieve this feat.
Joe Root, who scored a century in the first Test against hosts India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday, said he wanted the maximum time at the crease to understand the wicket well. Root scored 218 off 37 fours with 19 fours and 2 sixes.
This is the 20th century of Root and this year is the third century. Root became the ninth batsman in the world to score a century in his 100th Test match. Ravichandran Ashwin completed the century with a single off. The captain said it was very special to score a century in his 100th Test. But I hope that this rhythm will continue further and that it will help to achieve a bigger score on the subcontinent. Root scored a century in three consecutive Tests. He became the first player in the world to score centuries in the 98th, 99th and 100th Tests. Root scored 5 centuries in 17 Tests against Team India. He played 7 Tests in India. In all these tests he scored five or more runs.
Colin Cowdrey of England scored 104 against Australia in the 100th Test. Similarly,
Gordon Greens – West Indies-149
Alec Stewart – England-55
Inzamam-ul-Haq – Pakistan-184
Ricky Ponting – Australia-120
Ricky Ponting – Australia-143
Graeme Smith-South Africa-131
Hashim Amla-South Africa-143
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is the only player to score a century in two innings in his 100th Test and Root is also expected to match the record.