Cricket: Root Joins Old Trafford 200 Club

Cricket: Root joins Old Trafford 200 club

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23th july, 2016) - England's Joe Root became just the sixth batsman in 132 years to score a Test double century at Old Trafford when he reached the landmark against Pakistan on Saturday. He was just the second England cricketer to do so after Ken Barrington in 1964 and the first player from any country since South Africa's Gary Kirsten in 1998.

Test match double hundreds at Old Trafford (score, player, country, opposition, year): 311 Bob Simpson AUS v ENG 1964 256 Ken Barrington ENG v AUS 1964 223 Gordon Greenidge WIS v ENG 1984 210 Gary Kirsten RSA v ENG 1998 205 Aamer Sohail PAK v ENG 1992 200 Joe Root ENG v PAK 2016 Note: Root's innings still in progress