Joe Root carved out a superb double century in his a hundredth Take a look at and helped England attain a dominant place on the second day of the primary Take a look at towards India on Saturday. Root grew to become the primary cricketer to make a double hundred in his a hundredth Take a look at match.
Resuming at his lunch rating of 156, Root continued to bat in a serene method, gathering runs with ease, and reached his double hundred with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin. Root is the primary Englishman to deliver up a double hundred with a six. He’s the nineteenth batsman general to take action and the primary since Mayank Agarwal towards Bangladesh in November 2019.
Root has now scored 5 double centuries in Take a look at cricket; solely Wally Hammond has posted extra for England (7).
Based on Cricbuzz, that is now the best particular person rating for an English captain in India. In all India-England Take a look at matches, the one English captain to attain extra is Graham Gooch (333 at Lord’s, 1990)
Root has additionally equaled Graeme Smith and Rahul Dravid’s tally of 5 double centuries in Take a look at cricket.
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On Day 2, en path to his double ton, Root smashed a boundary to achieve 160 and went previous India batting nice Sachin Tendulkar to climb up the desk in a singular file. Root now has 8,406 runs in 100 Take a look at matches, toppling the previous Indian cricketer who had scored 8,405 runs in his first 100 Exams.
He’s additionally the second Take a look at captain to register 150+ scores in three successive Exams since Donald Bradman, who achieved the feat in 1937.
This was Root’s third 150+ rating in consecutive Exams, joint-second-most together with Wally Hammond (1928-29), Don Bradman (1937), Zaheer Abbas (1982-93), Mudassar Nazar (1983), Tom Latham (2018-19). Notably, Kumar Sangakkara (2007) leads the tally with 4 such scores.