Watch: Joe Root brought up his double century in perfect fashion, with a six off Ravichandran Ashwin.
Joe Root is having the kind of year that’s the stuff of boyhood fantasy.
Having scored two big hundreds in Sri Lanka, he’s continued his incredible form, marking his 100th Test match with one of his finest Test innings.
Having batted England into a near-impregnable position, he allowed himself a flourish. Not long before tea on day two, he hit Ravichandran Ashwin for six to become the first batsman to bring up a double hundred in his 100th Test.
Watch the magnificent shot below.