Another scintillating century from Joe Root, overtaking Smith and Virat to reach the top of ‘Fab-4’

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Joe Root 28th test century: In the India-England Edgbaston Test match, former England captain and swashbuckling batsman Joe Root has made a special record by scoring the 28th century of his Test career as well.

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Joe Root 28th test century

HEADLINES

  • Joe Root scored 28th Test century of his career
  • Brilliant innings played in the second innings against India
  • Virat Kohli and Steve Smith left behind in ‘Fab-4’

Joe Root, India vs England

In the Edgbaston Test between India and England, former England Test team captain and brilliant batsman Joe Root has scored another unmatched century while maintaining his excellent form. Chasing the target against India, Joe Root completed the 28th century of his Test career on the fifth day of the Test and has become the world’s top player among the current legends (Fab-4) in terms of centuries. England drew the series after registering a thumping 7-wicket win in the Edgbaston Test.

Joe Root completed his 28th Test century off 136 balls on the final day of the Edgbaston Test against India. He took 14 fours to reach the century. Root played an unbeaten 142 off 173 balls which included 19 fours and 1 six. This fine innings of Root and his historic partnership with Jonny Bairstow put the Indian bowlers completely on the back foot and did the job of leading England to victory.

Joe Root, Leading the way in ‘Fab-4’

Among the current top-4 batsmen of Test cricket, also known as ‘Fab-4’, Joe Root has now gone ahead in terms of centuries. He has left behind Australia’s legendary batsman Steve Smith and India’s out-of-form batsman and former captain Virat Kohli in this matter. 

Here are the figures of Fab-4..

1. Joe Root – 28 Test Centuries

2. Steve Smith – 27 Test Centuries

3. Virat Kohli – 27 Test Centuries

4. Kane Williamson – 24 Test Centuries

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Amazing in fourth consecutive match

31-year-old Joe Root, who started his Test career in 2012, has batted vigorously in his last four Test matches. Root, who scored an unbeaten 115 in the first test match against New Zealand, 176 in the first innings of the second test against New Zealand, then scored an unbeaten 86 in the second innings of the third test against New Zealand, is now in the match against India. century too.

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