ENG vs IND: Twitter erupts as Joe Root smashes his 23rd century in Test cricket

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  • Joe Root hits a brilliant hundred in the 3rd Test against India.

  • It was the third consecutive ton for Root in the series.

ENG vs IND: Twitter erupts as Joe Root smashes his 23rd century in Test cricket
Joe Root hits his 23rd Test ton (Image Source: Twitter)

England skipper Joe Root has continued his sublime form in the ongoing five-match series against India. Root smashed a sensational century in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday.

On Day 2 of the match, the right-handed batsman reached the three-figure mark on the second ball of the 104th over bowled by Ishant Sharma when he flicked the ball on the mid-wicket for a boundary. It was Root’s third century in the present series and 23rd hundred of his marvellous Test career.

Most Test tons in a calendar year for England:

  • 6 – Dennis Compton (1947)
  • 6 – Michael Vaughan (2002)
  • 6 – Joe Root (2021)*

Most Test tons against India by England players:

  • 8 – Joe Root*
  • 7 – Alastair Cook
  • 6 – Kevin Pietersen

Here is how Twitter reacted to Joe Root’s masterclass:

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