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Ind vs Eng, 1st Test: Root's Double Ton Help England Score 555/8 Against India (Day Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 06, 2021 • 17:56 PM View: 1666

Skipper Joe Root scored his fifth double century -- the first by a batsman playing his 100th Test -- to lead England to 555 for eight wickets at stumps on the second day of the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.

Brief scores: England 555/8 wkts in 180 overs (J Root 218, D Sibley 87, B Stokes 82, O Pope 34, I Sharma 2/52, J Bumrah 2/81, R Ashwin 1/132, S Nadeem 2/167)

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Resuming the day at 263/3, Joe Root entered the ground alongside Ben Stokes, who took guard at the start of the second day's play after opener Dominic Sibley was dismissed in the last over of the first day. 

England did not lose a wicket in the first session as Root and Stokes added 92 in that session. The pair put on 124 for the fourth wicket on a pitch made for batting. Left-hander Stokes hit his 23rd Test half-century -- with 10 fours and three sixes -- before falling to Shahbaz Nadeem's left-arm spin. 


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