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Update Joe Root becomes first visiting captain to score double-century in New Zealand
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England's Joe Root became the first captain from a visiting team to score a double century in New Zealand. He achieved the feat during the fourth day of the ongoing second Test at Hamilton. This was Root's third double-hundred in Test cricket -- and his first outside England. He played a gritty innings to reach the double-ton, playing 412 deliveries.

Root had been going through a rough patch throughout the year. Before the series against New Zealand, he had amassed only 535 runs in 9 Test matches at an average of 29.72. His only century of the year had come against West Indies in February. This was followed by poor outings in the one-off Test against Ireland, and the Ashes series.

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