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Flashback Friday: Joe Root's double century v Pakistan

Flashback Friday: Joe Root's double century v Pakistan

This week we look back at last year's Investec Test Match where Joe Root (254) hit a brilliant double century against Pakistan.

Root batted for more than 10 hours in total, facing 406 balls and hitting 27 fours. One of the great Test innings from an England player at Emirates Old Trafford.

Key stats of his innings:

  • Joe Root's 254 is the third highest score by an England number three in Tests, after Walter Hammond's 336 and Tom Graveney's 258.
  • It is the third highest individual Test score at Emirates Old Trafford, behind Bobby Simpson's 311 and Ken Barrington's 256.
  • It is also the third highest individual Test score for England against Pakistan, after Denis Compton's 278 and Alastair Cook's 263.
  • Yasir Shah's 1-213 are the most expensive figures in a Test innings at Emirates Old Trafford.

Watch some of Root's highlights here:

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