In the five-match Test series being played between India and England, where Indian captain Virat Kohli seems to be struggling to score runs, while England captain Joe Root remains a headache for Team India and scored fiercely. are. Expectations from Virat Kohli were increased because he scored around 600 runs in the Test series on the England tour in 2018, but this time he is performing like the year 2014 and is losing his wicket by making mistakes again and again. In the first innings of the Headingley Test match, where Virat Kohli was dismissed for 7 runs, Joe Root scored a century.
Joe Root scored 23rd century of Test career
England’s Test captain Joe Root scored the 23rd century of his Test career in the first innings of the Headingley Test and was stuck at the crease till the news was written. Joe Root completed his century in 124 balls and during this time he hit 12 fours. This was the third century of this Test series. This was also his third century in three consecutive Test matches. Earlier, he had also scored centuries in the last two Test matches against India. In the first Test i.e. Nottingham, he scored 64 runs in the first innings against India, 109 runs in the second innings, 180 not out in the first innings of Lord’s Test and 33 runs in the second innings.
Joe Root’s 11th century against India
Joe Root scored the 11th century of his cricket career against India and equalized Kumar Sangakkara and Vivian Richards. The player to score the most centuries against India was Ricky Ponting, who had scored 14 centuries, while Steve Smith has scored 13 centuries against India so far.
Players who scored the most centuries against India-
14 – Ricky Ponting
13 – Steve Smith
11 – Viv Richards
11 – Kumar Sangakkara
11 – Joe Root