Who is the first cricketer to smash 200 on 100th Test?
England’s Joe Root has become the first to smash 200 on 100th Test – a double ton on his hundredth test match. As the first test between England and India continues at Chennai Stadium, a pile of breathtaking performances has been witnessed. Out of them, Root’s innings has stayed appreciative.
English captain turned his ton into a doubleton. The virtual fans chanted for the smashing participation. The batter was hunted by Shahbaz Nadeem’s LBW later.
The guest team has stayed dominant in the host’s country as they are yet up in their first innings crossing 550 runs. Notably, Root came up with his 20th test hundred on Washington Sundar’s off-spin delivery as the batter ran for a single.
Also, he became the 15th England cricketer in 144 years to stand in the hundredth red-ball game. Here comes one more record as he has cracked consecutive centuries in 98th, 99th, and 100th Test games.
Other than that, he is now the second visiting captain to score a double hundred against India in India, Clive Llyod scored magnificent unbeaten 242 against India in Mumbai in 1975.