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Joe Root | England Vs New Zealand vs 2nd Test: England captain Joe Root hits double hundred in Test cricket | Root's double century in Hamilton, the first foreign captain to do so on New Zealand soil

England's Joe Root and Ollie Pope shared a 193-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Only the remaining batsmen could add 21 runs after Pope's dismissal.

Dainik BhaskarDec 02, 2019, 01:01 PM IST Sports Desk. England captain Joe Root hit a double century in the second Test match of the series being played in Hamilton against New Zealand. On Monday, he was dismissed for 226 on the fourth day of the match. With this, he became the first foreign captain to score a double century on New Zealand soil. This was the third of his career and the first double century on foreign soil.

England's first innings ended on 476 runs on the fourth day of the match. Playing ahead of the previous day's score (269/5 runs), the remaining batsmen of the visiting team added 207 runs to the team's score. During this, Root and wicketkeeper Oli Pope shared 193 runs for the sixth wicket. Pope scored 75 runs. Which was the first half-century of his Test career.

The last four batsmen added 21 runs
England's innings also came to a close within a short span of the partnership between Pope and Root. When Pope was out, the team's score was 455/6. After this, the remaining four batsmen added just 21 runs and returned to the pavilion. England's seventh wicket as Root was dropped. He faced 441 balls in his innings, including 22 fours and 1 six. The visiting team scored 476 runs in the first innings.

Match score
In this match being played at Sedan Park, the New Zealand team lost the toss and scored 375 runs in the first innings, batting first. England's first innings ended in 476 runs. By the end of the fourth day's play in the match, the hosts had scored 96 runs for 2 wickets in the second innings and they are still 5 runs behind England. Team captains Ken Williamson (37 *) and Ross Taylor (31 *) are at the crease. The first Test match was won by New Zealand by an innings and 65 runs.

 

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