England skipper Joe Root introduced up a powerful double ton on Day 2 of the primary Check againat India in Chennai on Saturday (February 6). The 30-year previous Root, who made his England debut in India in 2012, has scored three double tons as captain and 5 total. He grew to become the ninth batsman to finish a ton in a century Check when he reached triple figures on Friday. Pakistan’s Inzamam ul Haq scored the earlier highest of 184 in his 100th Check. Australia’s Ricky Ponting stays the one participant to document lots of in every innings of his 100th match. At one level he appeared unlikely to get out however he was ultimately eliminated LBW by Shahbaz Nadeem.
As he was departing the sphere and heading in direction of the dressing room, he was provided a handshake by India skipper Virat Kohli.
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Root hit an impressive six to convey up his double ton on Saturday and within the course of grow to be the primary participant to hit a double century in his 100th Check as England reached 454 for 4 at tea on day two of the opening Check in opposition to India on Saturday.
Root, who resumed on his in a single day 128, was on 209 with Ollie Pope on 24 on the break in Chennai.
Root, who expertly stored India’s spinners at bay, prolonged his golden run that adopted match-winning scores of 228 and 186 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Assessments final month. He has now hit 5 Check double centuries.’
His exceptional feat got here after a quickfire 82 from Ben Stokes. The pair placed on 124 for the fourth wicket on a pitch made for batting. Left-hander Stokes struck his 23rd Check half-century and smashed 10 fours and three sixes earlier than falling to Shahbaz Nadeem’s left-arm spin.
The wicket remained the one blip in England’s batting assault that resumed on 263 for 3. Paceman Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets on Friday together with Dom Sibley for 87 within the ultimate over of the day.