England captain Joe Root scored a century on the third day of the second Test against India at Lord’s on Saturday. With a century, Root has made a special record by putting England in a strong position. He completed 22nd century of his Test career. This is his 38th century at the international level and equals Alastair Cook’s record. Both now hold the record for most centuries for England. He has also completed 9,000 runs.
Seventh century against India
If Root has scored his seventh century against India. He had earlier played 109 innings in the first Test of the series at Nottingham. Gary Sobers, Viv Richards, Ricky Ponting and Steve Smith have scored more centuries against India. All these batsmen have scored 8-8 centuries against India.
9,000 runs in shortest days
Joe Root has completed a record 9,000 runs in Tests on the 3167th day of his debut. Alastair Cook set a record in 3380 days, which was broken by Root. In this list, Rahul Dravid is at number three with 3661 days.
3rd highest century ever recorded
Root is the third highest run-scorer in Tests for England. The longest century is named after Alastair Cook. He scored 33 centuries. While Kevin Pietersen has 23 centuries to his name. Root is joint third with former batsmen Wally Hammond, Colin Crown, Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Bell. All these batsmen have 22 centuries to their name.