India vs England 1st Test Day 2: Joe Root's record double century, England scored 555 runs for 8 wickets - Newztezz Online


Saturday, February 6, 2021

India vs England 1st Test Day 2: Joe Root's record double century, England scored 555 runs for 8 wickets

England are going through the best phase of their career thanks to fifth double century by captain Joe Root (218), England finished their first innings till the end of the day's play on the second day of the first Test match with hosts India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here. I scored a mammoth 555 for eight. Dominic Bais of Stumps returned from an unbeaten 28 off 84 balls with the help of five fours and Jack Leach scoring six runs off 28 balls with a four. The 30-run partnership has been shared between the two batsmen for the ninth wicket so far.

For India, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and his debut Test batsman Shahbaz Nadeem have got two wickets each.

Earlier, England started their first day score by 263 runs for three wickets. Captain Root extended his innings by 128 runs. Ben Stokes takes the field as the new batsman.

Both batsmen continued to play the England score board carefully and did not allow the visiting team to suffer any blow until lunch.

Root, who read the wicket well, completed his 150 off 260 balls. This is Root's third best score in a Test in India. Stokes also played Root well, playing responsibly. India had a chance to run out Stokes in the 112th over off Ashwin. But Washington Sundar's throw was far from over.

Both batsmen did not let England take any blow until lunch England started the second session playing at 355 for three wickets. Root 156 and Stokes extended their innings by 63 runs.

Root and Stokes shared a 124-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Nadeem broke this growing partnership by catching Stokes in the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara.

Stokes added 19 runs in his innings and was dismissed as the fourth batsman at the team's score of 387. Stokes scored 82 runs off 118 balls with the help of 10 fours and two sixes.

Ollie Pope, who came out to bat after Stokes was dismissed, did not allow England to suffer any more blows until tea time Root completed his double century before tea.

He completed his double century by hitting a six off Ashwin. Root became the first English cricketer to complete his double century by hitting a six. This is Root's third double out of home and his second century in the last three Tests . Root became the first cricketer to score a double century in his 100th Test.

With this, United have become the second England batsman to score the most double centuries in the Root Test Former captain Alastair Cook also has five double centuries to his name. At the same time, seven centuries in the name of Veli Hammond.

Root scored a century on the first day of the match and became the ninth batsman to score a century in his 100th Test.

England had scored 454 for four wickets till tea time. After tea, Root started the game by 209 and Ollie Pope by 24 runs. Pope could not do anything special and was dismissed for 34 runs. He was trapped lbw by Ashwin.

Pope was dismissed as the team's fifth batsman. Captain Root's patience was also answered after his dismissal and he was dismissed as the sixth batsman on the team's score of 477. Root hit 19 fours and two sixes off 377 balls. Root was lbw to Nadeem.

Jose Rutler also went on to score 30 runs after Root was dismissed. He was bowled by Ishant Sharma. Jofra Archer then went on to open the eighth wicket without opening the account. Ishant also made Archer his victim.

After this, Bais and Leach did not allow England to fall to stumps Apart from them Rory Burns 33, Dominic Sibley 87 and Daniel Lawrence were out without opening the account.

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