England captain Joe Root hits double century in the test against New Zealand

Dec 02 2019 02:34 PM
England captain Joe Root hits double century in the test against New Zealand

New Delhi: England team captain Joe Root has created history by scoring a double century in the first innings of the second Test match against New Zealand. Joe Root has become the only foreign captain to score a double century in a Test match on New Zealand soil. No captain has named this feat before Joe Root. Joe Root has played this brilliant inning on Hamilton's ground. Joe Root has scored 17 centuries in his Test career so far.

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England team batsman Joe Root hit 226 runs against New Zealand in 441 balls with the help of 22 fours and 1 six. This is Joe Root's biggest innings in terms of ball play, while this is his second biggest innings in terms of runs. Joe Root had scored two more double centuries earlier, including 254-run innings. However, this double century is special for him, as this Kiwi has come on the ground in difficult conditions.

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The Test century has come off the bat of 28-year-old Joe Root after almost ten months. Earlier in February, Root had scored a century against the West Indies. At the same time, he could not score a single century in the five matches of the Ashes series played against Australia. However, Joe Root led his team to a score of 476 runs on the basis of the double century in this match.

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