Root achieved a great feat against India and left the giants behind with a century.

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Joe Root

The fourth match of the 5-match Test series between India and England will be played at the Ranchi ground. In this game, the English team chose to bat first after winning the toss. At the end of the first day’s play, England had scored 302 runs for a loss of 7 wickets in the first innings, to which Joe Root, who had not shown any magic with the bat in the first three matches of this series, returned to Test cricket after almost 8 months. Was successful in playing century innings. Joe Root completed his 31st Test century in 219 balls. Furthermore, he also achieved great success against India in Test cricket.

Player who scored the most centuries against India in Tests

Joe Root faced a lot of criticism for not performing well with the bat in the first three matches of this Test series. Now he answered everyone and played a brilliant century. With this, Root is now the player who has scored the most innings against India in the history of Test cricket. He has 10 centuries to his name in 29 games. In this matter, Root has left behind Steve Smith, who had played 9 innings of the century in 19 matches against India. Root shares joint first place with Ricky Ponting in playing most innings over 50 runs against India in Test cricket. Root has achieved this feat 20 times against India in Test cricket so far.

Akash Deep showed wonders with the ball, Root took charge of England’s innings

Fast bowler Akash Deep got a chance to debut in the Indian team’s 11th team in the Ranchi Test match in which he bowled 17 overs on the first day of play and also took three wickets. These included the wickets of Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope. However, after that, Joe Root continued the process of scoring runs from one end while simultaneously managing the England team’s innings from one end. Root received the support first of Jonny Bairstow and then of wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Fox, which enabled the England team to cross the 300-run mark at the end of the first day’s play. Root is currently unbeaten on 106 runs while he is accompanied by Ollie Robinson who has scored 31 runs. Apart from Akash Deep, Mohammad Siraj picked up two wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin took 1-1 wickets for India on the first day of play.

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