IND vs ENG, 1st Check: Joe Root scored his twentieth century within the longest format of the sport.© Twitter
England skipper Joe Root has joined an unique checklist following his century on Day 1 of the first Test in opposition to India. He turned the third Englishman to hit a century in his one centesimal Check. Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart are the one different gamers from England to have registered this milestone. The century by Root is his third straight hundred, having scored tons beforehand within the lately concluded two-match Check sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka.
100 in his one centesimal Check for Joe Root
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There are eight different gamers aside from Root who’ve scored a century of their one centesimal Check.
Cowdrey was the primary cricketer to report this milestone, scoring 104 runs in a sport again in 1968. Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad is the second title on the checklist, having amassed 145 runs in 1989.
West Indies cricketer Gordon Greenidge (1990) and English batsman Alec Stewart (2000) are the subsequent names, having scored 149 and 105 runs.
Inzamam-ul Haq occupies the subsequent spot on the checklist, having scored 184 in 2005. The Pakistan cricketer is adopted by Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith.
Ponting scored 120 and 143 not out within the two innings of his one centesimal Check, with Smith accumulating 131 runs.
Hashim Amla is the opposite title on the checklist barring Root who’s the latest addition, having scored 134 in 2017.
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