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IND vs ENG: England Skipper Root Hits Ton In 100th Test

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By AFP News
February 05, 2021 • 16:34 PM View: 1524

Skipper Joe Root hit a sparkling century in his 100th Test to help England start solidly in the opening Test against India on Friday.

Root took a single off-spinner Washington Sundar to complete his 20th Test ton and raised his bat to an applauding England dressing room in Chennai.

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The in-form batsman - who made his Test debut in India in 2012 and is playing after match-winning knocks of 228 and 186 in Sri Lanka - swept the Indian spinners around the stadium as he reached the landmark in 164 balls.

He joined England greats Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart in getting a hundred in their 100th Test. Root, however, is the first to score a century in his 98th, 99th, and 100th Test.


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