Joe Root carved out a superb double century in his 100th Check and helped England attain a dominant place on the second day of the primary Check in opposition to India on Saturday. Root turned the primary cricketer to make a double hundred in his 100th Check 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 convey up a double hundred with a six. He’s the 19th batsman total to take action and the primary since Mayank Agarwal in opposition to Bangladesh in November 2019.
Root has now scored 5 double centuries in Check cricket; solely Wally Hammond has posted extra for England (7).
In accordance with Cricbuzz, that is now the very best particular person rating for an English captain in India. In all India-England Check 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 Check 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 novel document. Root now has 8,406 runs in 100 Check matches, toppling the previous Indian cricketer who had scored 8,405 runs in his first 100 Assessments.
He’s additionally the second Check captain to register 150+ scores in three successive Assessments since Donald Bradman, who achieved the feat in 1937.
This was Root’s third 150+ rating in consecutive Assessments, 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.