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.
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.