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Sports : Joe Root became only the 4th England captain to register a 200-plus score in Test cricket away from home. The England skipper hit 226 while dominating the New Zealand attack in the ongoing 2nd Test in Hamilton.

Joe Root hit 226 to help England’s chances of leveling the series in Hamilton (Reuters Photo)


  • Joe Root hit 226 as he shook off poor form
  • Root 1st touring Test captain to hit double hundred in New Zealand
  • England took a 101-run lead in their must-win Test in Hamilton

Joe Root has shaken off poor form and he has done it in style. Root scored a massive double hundred to help England recover and take a 101-run lead in the must-win 2nd Test of the ongoing 2-match series in New Zealand.

Joe Root’s score of 226 makes him the 1st visiting captain to score a double hundred in New Zealand. He is also only the 4th England captain to score a 200-plus score in overseas Tests.

Joe Root joins an elite list of England captains. Len Hutton became the 1st England captain to score a double hundred in away Tests when he hit 205 in 1954 in Kingston. Ted Dexter followed suite by scoring 2015 in 1962 in Karachi.

In 2015, former England captain Alastair Cook had scored 263 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

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