Root equaled this record of a legend like Dravid
This is the fifth double century in the career of Joe Root fifth double century. With this, he equaled veterans like compatriot Alastair Cook, Graeme Smith of South Africa and Rahul Dravid of India, who have the same number of double centuries. Root, who played his 20th century, became the ninth batsman to score a century in the 100th Test.
Root became the foreign player to score the highest individual score in Chepauk
Root has become the foreign player to score the highest individual score at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium (MA Chidambaram). Root achieved the feat after tea on Saturday, the second day of the first Test match with India. Root became the first foreign player to score the highest on this ground by taking a single off Jasprit Bumrah in the 148th over of England’s innings.
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He achieved this feat as soon as Root scored the 211st run of his innings. Prior to Root, the record for the highest score as a foreign player on this ground in Chennai was the name of late Australian batsman Dean Jones, who scored 210 runs in 1986. Apart from him, Mike Getting of England scored 207 runs in 1985 and Australia’s Matthew Hayden has played 203 runs in 2001 on this ground.
Inzamam ul Haq had this record
The record for scoring the most runs in the 100th Test was in the name of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-haq. The former veteran had scored 184 against India in 2005 in Bengaluru. Joe Root’s 377-ball 218-run marathon innings ended with LBW out by left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.
Root became the seventh cricketer in this case
This is Joe Root’s seventh Test match in India. Root is the first cricketer to score 100 plus runs in the 98th, 99th and 100th Tests. The 30-year-old Root became the seventh batsman in the world to score 150 plus for the third consecutive time.