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Joe Root hits 10th Test century against India at Ranchi

After failing to cross the 50-run mark in three tests of England’s tour of India 2024, Joe Root came back to scoring ways by smashing a century in the first innings of the fourth test.

Joe Root hits 10th Test century against India

Joe Root silenced the critics he faced after the third test of the ongoing tour, after scoring a triple-digit score on day 01 at Ranchi. He single-handedly balanced the collapse of England’s batting order as he smashed his 31st test century in the match.

England struggled to score runs before the lunch break, but the scenario was entirely different when Joe Root and Ben Foakes joined forces to balance the score on the board.

They batted for 36 overs and went wicketless to produce stability in the match. Root has created a record of the first cricketer to register 10-test centuries against India.

He surpassed Australia’s Steve Smith who has recorded 9 centuries against India in test format.

Player Nation No of Test centuries Innings taken
Joe Root England 10 52
Steven Smith Australia 9 37
Gary Sobers West Indies 8 30
Vivian Richards West Indies 8 41
Ricky Ponting Australia 8 51

Joe Root has also joined Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Brian Lara in the list of fastest batters to score 19000 international runs. He stands fourth in the list with Virat Kohli reaching the milestone in 399 innings. Sachin Tendulkar stands second with 432 innings and Lara stands third with 433 innings.

Coming to the match, Coming to the match, Akash Deep’s bowling spell on day 01 where England lost three wickets for 58 runs. He dismissed Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, and Ollie Pope taking out the top order and dominating the visitors.

Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes, and Ollie Robbinson are the other scorers for England. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj dismissed two batters while Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin bagged one wicket each

England scored 302 runs losing seven wickets by the end of day 01 with Joe Root and Olli Robinson remaining unbeaten at JSCA International Cricket complex.

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