Joe Root becomes the first batsman in the history to attain 200 in 100th Test | IND vs ENG Test match | 5 – 9 Feb 2021 | Broke many Records!

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England captain Joe Root batted on against India on Day 2 in Chennai and notched up the fifth double century of his career – second in three Tests.

It is also the very best individual score for an England captain in India. altogether Tests, involving these two nations, the sole English skipper to attain more is Graham Gooch (333 at Lord’s, 1990).

After the visiting side lost Daniel Lawrence, on Friday, for a duck at 63/2, the work of rebuilding fell on Root and opener Dom Sibley, who stitched together a 200-run stand handy England the advantage within the second and third sessions of the primary day’s play at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

On Saturday, Root carried on from where he left off the previous day, to stitch together a 100-run stand with all-rounder Ben Stokes, who earlier presented a special cap to commemorate Root’s landmark Test, as England continued to dictate terms on a flat track.

The Yorkshire batsman, playing his seventh Test in India, has now made a minimum of one fifty in each of these outings since his debut in December 2012.

The 200 at Chepauk is his fifth within the longest format of the sport , the previous four having come against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in 2014, against Pakistan at Old Trafford in 2016, and against New Zealand at Seddon Park in 2019.

This is the primary time in history that a cricketer has scored 100-plus runs in his 98th, 99th and 100th Test.

Speaking about his performance, Root, at a virtual news conference on Friday, had said, “I’m in some propriety , and that i got to confirm I take advantage thereon .”

“Throughout my career, I’ve not always gone on and made really big scores, so to be doing that currently is agreeable .”

Root also became the second-youngest to play 100 Tests for England after former captain Alastair Cook. he’s only the 15th Englishman to win 100 red-ball international caps.