Joe Root Hits Record Double Century In 100th Test
Joe Root became the first cricketer to score a double century in his 100th Test when the England captain reached the milestone in the second session of the second day in the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The previous best score in the 100th Test belonged to former Pakistan batsman Inzamam ul Haq who hit 184, also against India in Bengaluru in 2005.
Root reached his double ton with a six over long-on off the bowling of R Ashwin.
This was Root's fifth double century and he is joint second among England players to have hit most double tons. Former teammate and England Test skipper Alastair Cook also has five double centuries. Wally Hammond has seven.
Root is also only the ninth batsman to slam a century in his 100th Test.
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