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Root becomes 1st visiting captain to score 200 in New Zealand

England captain Joe Root on Monday became the first skipper of a visiting team to score a double hundred in Test cricket in New Zealand.

On the fourth day of the second and final Test at the Seddon Park, Root played a brilliant knock of 226 against the Black Caps. He reached the 200-run milestone with a risky single with batting partner Ollie Pope slow off the mark and only keeping his wicket when the New Zealand throw at the stumps went wide.

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