Joe Root
Joe Root

England’s Joe Root register his name in the list of players to score a century in their 100th test match. Root completed his century with a single off Washington Sundar off 162 balls in a knock studded with 12 boundaries.

Joe Root Score Century in his 100th Test

The in-form batsman — who made his Test debut in India in 2012 and is playing after match-winning knocks of 228 and 186 in Sri Lanka — swept the Indian spinners around the stadium as he reached the landmark in 164 balls.

Root becomes the third Englishman after Colin Cowdrey (104 vs Australia in 1968) and Alec Stewart (105 vs West Indies in 2000) to achieve this feat.

Players to Score TON in their 100th Test match

PlayerScoreTeamOppositionGroundYear
Colin Cowdrey104Englandv AustraliaBirmingham11-Jul-68
Javed Miandad145Pakistanv IndiaLahore01-Dec-89
Gordon Greenidge149West Indiesv EnglandSt John’s12-Apr-90
Alex Stewart105Englandv West IndiesManchester03-Aug-00
Inzamam-ul-Haq184Pakistanv IndiaBengaluru24-Mar-05
Ricky Ponting120Australiav South AfricaSydney02-Jan-06
Ricky Ponting143*Australiav South AfricaSydney02-Jan-06
Graeme Smith131South Africav EnglandThe Oval19-Jul-12
Hashim Amla134South Africav Sri LankaJohannesburg12-Jan-17
Joe RootBattingEnglandv IndiaChennai05-Feb-21

 

He has also presented a special cap by England national selector Ed Smith on the occasion. Root had made his debut against India in the 2012-13 tour and also played his 50th Test against the same opponent in Vishakapatnam in 2016.

The 30-year-old Root has scored 8,249 runs with 19 centuries and 49 half-centuries before this Test. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who is playing in his 50th Test, also received a special cap from Root.

At the time of filing the report, England were 242/2 (81)  with Root and Dominic Sibley unbeaten on 109 and 85 runs respectively. They have added 179 runs in 339 balls for the third wicket.

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