Ind vs Eng 1st Test: Joe root scores 150, becomes the second captain after Sir Don Bradman to hit 3rd successive 150-plus scores in test cricket

England batsman Joe Root on Saturday became the second skipper to hit three successive 150-plus runs after Australian legendary batsman Sir Don Bradman.

Playing the landmark 100th Test for his country, Joe Root rose to the occasion by scoring the third consecutive 150 plus score at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Root had scored 228 and 186 in his previous two Test cricket outings in Sri Lanka. He is the 7th player to make 150-plus runs in three consecutive Tests as he joins an elite list including Tom Latham, Kumar Sangakkara (4 consecutive Tests), Mudassar Nazar, Zaheer Abbas, Don Bradman, and Wally Hammond.

In the second session on day 2, England is currently at 426-4, courtesy to Stokes’ fiery 82 run performance. Root is currently playing at 191(336) and it would be interesting to see if he can score another double hundred.

Indian bowlers would have hoped to strike early on day two, but both English batsmen (Root and Ben Stokes) managed to frustrate the hosts. The first session on day two saw 92 runs being scored in 29.3 overs.

Resuming day two at 263/3, Root and Stokes saw off the first hour with ease, and run-scoring was done at a good pace. In the first sixty minutes, both England batters managed to add 40 runs.

Both Root and Stokes marched on and the first session saw them bringing up their 150 and 50 respectively. The Indians were not able to get any wickets in the first session but then Shahbaz Nadeem made India got rid of Stokes at 82.

On the first day of the Test, Root had registered his century and he was also involved in a 200-run stand with opening batsman Dom Sibley.


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