New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Joe Root double century: Root once again appeared in form against New Zealand and scored the third double century of his Test career. With this double century, Root created a new history of the New Zealand field.
New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Joe Root double century: England’s Test captain Joe Root has been under questions for some time due to poor form.
It was being said that the England team could hand over the captaincy of the Test to someone else instead of Root. In the last 14 innings since July in the Test, Root had scored 321 runs at an average of just 26.5.
His last century against the West Indies in February. However, Root once again appeared in form against New Zealand and scored the third double century of his Test career.
In fact, Root became the first player in New Zealand to score a double century as a captain. Root’s innings not only helped the England team in this match but also gave a new direction to their faltering Test career.
Thanks to Joe Root’s third double century, England scored 476 before the tee break on the fourth day of the second Test to take a 101-run lead against New Zealand on a first-inning basis.
Root (226) score and Ollie Pope (75) a 193-run partnership for the sixth wicket. England was dismissed just before tea break on the fourth day.
The visiting team’s eyes are now set on winning the Test and equalizing the series. Root remained at the crease for more than 10 and a half hours during this innings. Root came to the crease at the time when England was in trouble on the second day losing two wickets for 24 runs.
This is the third double century of the Joe Root. He has previously played 254 innings against Pakistan in 2016 and an unbeaten 200 against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in 2014.