Skipper Joe Root scored an excellent double century in his a centesimal Test as England continued to frustrate India, amassing 555 for eight by stumps on the second day of the primary Test right here on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Root grew to become the primary participant to notch up a double ton in his a centesimal Test on the way in which to his 218 off 377 balls, whereas 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 among which helped him to achieve the milestone.
At the draw of stumps, Dominic Bess (28) and Jack Leach (6) had been on the crease on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Resuming the day at 263 for 3, England amassed 191 runs within the first two classes earlier than India fought again with 4 wickets within the final session.
Root shared a 124-run partnership with Stokes for the fourth wicket, earlier than forging one other 86 with Ollie Pope (34) to place England in a commanding place.