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Ind vs Eng, 1st Test Day 2 | Joe Root becomes first player to score 200 in 100th Test

England player Joe Root after scoring 200 runs during the second day of first cricket Test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai on February 6, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

England skipper Joe Root became the first cricketer to notch up a double century in his 100th Test, touching the milestone on the second day of the first Test against India, in Chennai on February 6.

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The 30-year-old reached his double hundred when he lofted India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for a six over long-on in the second session on day two of the series-opener.

“First batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a double century in his 100th Test – JOE ROOT. Sensational innings from the England skipper!,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted.

Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul Haq, who hit 184 against India in Bengaluru in 2005, held the previous best score in the 100th Test.

 

England player Joe Root celebrates after scoring 100 runs during the 1st day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium ,in Chennai on February 5, 2021.

England player Joe Root celebrates after scoring 100 runs during the 1st day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium ,in Chennai on February 5, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

Root’s 218-run knock ended when he was trapped in front of the wicket by spinner Shahbaz Nadeem. This was Root’s fifth double century.

He joined the likes of compatriot Alastair Cook, South Africa’s Graeme Smith and India’s Rahul Dravid, who all have five double tons.

On February 5, Root became the ninth player in the history of the game to score a ton on his 100th appearance when he brought up his 20th hundred.


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