CHENNAI: England captain Joe Root rewrote historical past books when he hit a glowing century in his a hundredth Check to assist England begin solidly within the opening Check towards India on Friday.
Root took a single off spinner Washington Sundar to finish his twentieth Check ton, and raised his bat to an applauding England dressing room in Chennai.
The in-form batsman — who made his Check debut in India in 2012 and is taking part in after match-winning knocks of 228 and 186 in Sri Lanka — swept the Indian spinners across the stadium as he reached the landmark in 164 balls.
He joined England greats Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart in getting 100 of their a hundredth Check.
Root, nevertheless, is the primary to attain a century in his 98th, 99th and a hundredth Check.
Root was batting alongside, Dom Sibley, on 83, because the duo placed on an unbroken 164-run stand to steer England to 227 for 2 after batting first firstly of the four-match sequence.
The 30-year-old Root, who has scored over 8,000 runs at a median of over 49, is the fifteenth England participant in 144 years of Check cricket to have appeared in 100 matches.
Checklist of batsmen to attain a century of their a hundredth Check
Colin Cowdrey (ENG) v Australia in Birmingham, 1968
Javed Miandad (PAK) v India in Lahore, 1989
Gordon Greenidge (WIS) v England in St. John´s (Antigua), 1990
Alec Stewart (ENG) v West Indies in Manchester, 2000
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK) v India in Bangalore, 2005
Ricky Ponting (AUS – 2 X 100s) v South Africa in Sydney, 2006
Graeme Smith (RSA) v England at The Oval (London), 2012
Hashim Amla (RSA) v Sri Lanka in Johannesburg, 2017
Joe Root (ENG) v India in Chennai, 2021