England captain became the 10th batsman ever and the first since South African batsman Hashim Amla in 2017 to score a century in his 100th Test match. Root achieved this incredible record on Day One of the first Test against India in Chennai on Friday.  

The century on Friday was Root’s 20th in Test cricket and his third consecutive one in the longest format after back-to-back hundreds in two Tests against Sri Lanka last month. Root becomes the third Englishman after Colin Cowdrey (104 vs Australia in 1968) and Alec Stewart (105 vs West Indies in 2000) to achieve this feat. 

Before Root, the Pakistani pair of Javed Miandad (145 of every 1989) and Inzamam-ul-haq (184 out of 2005) were the solitary two batsmen to score a ton in 100th Test against the Indian assault. Root finished his century with a solitary off Washington Sundar off 162 balls in a thump studded with 12 limits. 

Previous Australian commander Ricky Ponting is the lone cricketer to have scored a century in every innings in his 100th Test. Ponting accomplished this accomplishment against South Africa in 2006 when he scored 120 and 143 not out. 

This was additionally Root's seventh back to back a score of at least 50 in India coordinating the record of VVS Laxman (2009-10) and Alvin Kallicharan (1974-79) yet the record has a place with Javed Miandad, who scored 8 fifty or more scores between 1980 to 1987.

“I think walking out for the first time in England shirt probably (has) been the proudest moment,” Root said in the virtual media conference on Thursday, about his debut against India. 

“I look back on walking out to bat and seeing Kevin Pietersen still at another end, someone who I watched as a teenager and as a kid growing up and I just couldn't stop smiling as I was living my childhood dream,” the England skipper added. 

Apart from Root, only seven batsmen from outside Asia have scored three hundred in consecutive Tests -- Alastair Cook (2012), Hashim Amla (2010), Jacques Kallis (2004-07), Brian Lara (2001-06),  Ken Barrington (4 Tests, 1961), Garfield Sobers (1958) and Everton Weekes (1948). 

Now only Ken Barrington is ahead of Root in this record, scoring four hundred in successive Tests – on two occasions.
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