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Double century for Joe Root as England push for victory in second Test

The independent - 4 days ago
Joe Root’s magnificent 226 drove England’s push for a series-levelling victory on day four of the second Test against New Zealand but a draw at Hamilton now seems the likeliest outcome. Despite ending his lean patch by reaching three figures the previous evening, Root showed his appetite had not been sated as he recorded his first overseas double hundred and highest score