IND v ENG: Joe Root turned the second skipper to attain 150-plus in three successive Assessments.© BCCI
England batsman Joe Root on Saturday turned the second skipper to attain 150 runs or extra in three successive Assessments after Australia’s legendary batsman Don Bradman. Root achieved the feat within the first Take a look at towards India on the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Root, enjoying his landmark a centesimal Take a look at, obtained previous the 150 mark within the morning session on day two of first Take a look at.
Root had scored 228 and 186 in his earlier two Assessments in Sri Lanka. He’s the seventh participant to make 150-plus runs in three consecutive Assessments as he joins an elite checklist together with Tom Latham, Kumar Sangakkara (4 consecutive Assessments), Mudassar Nazar, Zaheer Abbas, Don Bradman, and Wally Hammond.
Indian bowlers would have hoped to strike early on day two, however each English batsmen Root and Stokes managed to frustrate the hosts. The primary session on day two noticed 92 runs being scored in 29.3 overs.
Resuming day two at 263/3, Root and Stokes noticed off the primary hour with ease scored runs with nice ease at good tempo. Within the first sixty minutes, each England batters managed so as to add 40 runs.
Each Root and Stokes marched on and the primary session noticed them mentioning their 150 and 50 respectively. The Indian bowlers weren’t in a position to get any wickets within the first session.
On the primary day of the Take a look at, Root became the ninth player in the history to score a century in his 100th Test appearance. He was the third England participant to realize this feat in Take a look at cricket.
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