Root hits record double ton in 100th Test

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England captain Joe Root became the first batsman to score a double century in his 100th Test in England's opening match against India

Skipper Joe Root on Saturday became the first batsman to score a double century in his 100th Test in England's opening match against India.

Root hit a six to pass 200 for the fifth time in his England career, extending a golden run that followed match-winning scores of 228 and 186 against Sri Lanka in Tests last month.

Root, 30, who made his England debut in India in 2012, has scored three of the double tons as captain.

He became the ninth batsman to complete a ton in a century Test when he reached triple figures on Friday.

Pakistan's Inzamam ul Haq scored the previous highest of 184 in his 100th Test.

Australia's Ricky Ponting remains the only player to record hundreds in each innings of his 100th match.

Root has been the lynchpin of the innings as England passed 440-4 in their first innings.

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