Joe Root- First Player to Score 200 in 100th Test

On February 6, During the India-England test series, England skipper Joe Root became the first cricketer to score a double century in his 100th Test.

Key Points

  • Joe Root achieved the milestone of 200 runs in his 100th test on the second day of the first Test against India.
  • The test is being played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
  • After his double century, the International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted that Joe Root has become the first batsman in the history of test cricket to notch up a 200 (double century) in his 100th test.
  • Before this, the best score in the 100th test was held by the former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul Haq.
  • Inzamam score 184 runs against India in the year 2005 in his 100th test in a match played in Bengaluru.
  • This was the 5th double century of Joe Root.
  • Root was dismissed at 218 run by the spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.
  • After the 5th double century, Root has joined players like England’s Alastair Cook, India’s Rahul Dravid, and South Africa’s Graeme Smith. All these have five double tons.

Earlier on February 5, Root became the 9th player in the history of the game to score a century in his 100th match. It was his 20th hundred.

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