England captain Joe Root has scored his fourth double century during the first Test match against Sri Lanka.
By the end of the second day’s play, Root was unbeaten on 168, and in the first session of the third day, he had completed his double century.
Root has completed his fourth double Test century in 291 balls.
Let’s take a look at his innings.
8,000 test runs
Root became the seventh English batsman to score 8,000 Test runs.
During his innings, Root has also completed his 8,000 runs in Tests.
He became only the seventh English batsman to score 8,000 or more Test runs.
With the fourth double century, Root has also become the third highest Test double century batsman jointly for England.
Root completed his 18th Test century on the second day of the match.
Root had two century partnerships in the first innings
England have strengthened their position by taking a lead of over 250 runs in the first innings thanks to Root.
The English captain has had two century partnerships in his team’s first innings.
He shared 114 runs with Johnny Bairstow (47) for the third wicket and 173 runs for the fourth wicket with Danielle Lawrence (73).
Root also added 68 runs with Jose Butler (30).
The other day, Root had created these records
Root has scored a third Test century against Sri Lanka. He became the seventh English batsman to score 650 or more against Sri Lanka.
Root has scored a century after 15 innings in Test cricket.
He scored his last Test century during the innings of 226 runs against New Zealand in November 2019.
This is Root’s seventh Test century out of the house.
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England is in a very strong position on the third day
Till the time of writing, Root is at the crease by scoring 222 runs and England have scored 402 runs at the loss of eight wickets.
England, who had bowled Sri Lanka for only 135 runs in the first innings, had a lead of 267 runs in the first innings.
The match has reached the first session of the third day and England has reached a very strong position at the moment.