Eng vs Ind: Joe Root punishes India with a double century in his 100th test

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

06th Feb, 2021. 07:54 pm
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England’s captain Joe Root becomes the first batsman to score a double century on his 100th test in England´s opening match in the four-Test match series against India in Chennai.

The skipper, who resumed on his overnight 128, hit a superb maximum to pass 200 before departing in the final session in Chennai.

Indian bowlers bounce back with four wickets in the evening session. England ended the second day on 555 for eight. Dom Bess (28) and Jack Leach (6) were batting.

His wonderful achievement came after a quick-fire knock from Ben Stokes of 82 runs. The pair put on 124 for the fourth wicket on a batting pitch.

Root, who made his England debut in India in 2012, has scored three of the double tons as skipper.

He became the ninth batsman to complete a ton in a century Test when he reached triple figures.

Previously, Pakistan´s Inzamam ul Haq scored the highest of 184 in his 100th Test.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel.

England: Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (only for 1st Test), Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

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