New Zealand vs England: Joe Root back in form, creates history with double hundred in Hamilton Test

Joe 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 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.

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In 2015, former England captain Alastair Cook had scored 263 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Joe Root walked into the middle when England were in a spot of bother in their first innings. They were reduced to 24 for 2 in reply to New Zealand's first innings total of 375.

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