Joe Root stamped his authority over the Indian bowling unit with a spectacular century on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test to put England in a dominant position.

The English skipper continued his sublime form with a 23rd Test ton in his already glorious red-ball career. It was the third consecutive hundred for Root in this series and sixth overall in this year. Riding on Root’s phenomenal effort with the bat, the hosts reached 423/8 at stumps in reply to India’s 78. England now lead the visitors by 345 runs.

Most 100s for England across formats:

  • 39 – Joe Root *
  • 38 – Alastair Cook
  • 32 – Kevin Pietersen
  • 28 – Graham Gooch
  • 27 – Andrew Strauss

Most hundreds against India in Tests:

  • 8 – Gary Sobers
  • 8 – Viv Richards
  • 8 – Ricky Ponting
  • 8 – Steven Smith
  • 8 – Joe Root *

Root was dismissed at 121 by Jasprit Bumrah in the 118th over. Apart from the England captain, Rory Burns (61), Haseeb Hameed (68), and Dawid Malan (70) all shined with the bat and smashed their respective half-centuries.

For the visiting side, pacer Mohammed Shami was their pick of the bowler. Shami bagged a three-wicket haul for 87 runs in 26 overs, including seven maidens. Other bowlers such as Mohammed Siraj (2/86) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/88) earned a couple each.

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