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06-Feb-2021 12:16:00 GMT
Ind vs Eng - 1st Test, Chennai, day 2

England dominate as Root hits 200 in 100th Test

England 555 for 8 (Root 218, Sibley 87, Stokes 82, Ishant 2-52) v India

Chennai: Skipper Joe Root scored a superb double century in his 100th Test as England continued to frustrate India, amassing 555 for eight by stumps on the second day of the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Root became the first player to notch up a double ton in his 100th Test on the way to his 218 off 377 balls, while Ben Stokes hit a counter-attacking 82 off 118 balls, studded with 10 fours and three sixes.

Root's fifth Test hundred was laced with 19 hits to the fence and two maximums, one of which helped him to reach the milestone.

At the draw of stumps, Dominic Bess (28) and Jack Leach (6) were at the crease at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Resuming the day at 263 for three, England amassed 191 runs in the first two sessions before India fought back with four wickets in the last session.

Root shared a 124-run partnership with Stokes for the fourth wicket, before forging another 86 with Ollie Pope (34) to put England in a commanding position.

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