J.E. Root

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Joe Root's name officially entered on the Honours Boards when at 22, he became the youngest England player to score an Ashes Series century against Australia at Lord's.

The Yorkshireman, one of two centurions for England following Ian Bell's first innings 109, struck 180 in the second innings as Alastair Cook's men cruised to a 347-run victory in the second Investec Test.

Root passed the milestone aged 22 years and 172 days, hitting 18 fours and two sixes.

It broke an 83-year-old record set by Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji back in the 1930 Test between the two sides at Lord's.

Duleepsinshji was aged 25 years and 14 days when he hit 173 in the first innings of that match, which Australia won by 7 wickets.

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