The second match of the five-match Test series is played at Lord’s on the field between India and England, known as the Mecca of Cricket. On the third day of the match, English captain Joe Root disturbed the Indian bowlers and continued to bat throughout the day. Root was not out until the end, and returned to bat after scoring 180 off 321 balls. In this innings, 18 boulders came off his bat. Root has scored seven centuries against India as soon as he has scored a century against India. There are only a few giants before him in this matter.
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The great players we are talking about here include Gary Sobers, Viv Richards, Ricky Ponting and Steve Smith. All these players have scored 8 Test centuries against India. This is the second consecutive century for the English captain. Ahead of India’s strong-paced attack, Joe Root’s bat has risen to the head. Root scored a century while leading the innings in the first Test at Nottingham.
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Root continued his impressive batting against the Indian bowlers from the start of the third day and on the other end found a good mate in the form of Johnny Bairstow, who completed his 22nd half century. The duo added 121 runs for the fourth wicket, ending the partnership with fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. Ishant Sharma bowled Jose Butler on a full length ball. Meanwhile, Root finished his 22nd century by stealing a quick run. He became the first England captain to score five centuries in one innings.