Leading England, Joe Root played a marathon knock worth 218 off 377 deliveries in Chennai in February 2021 during the first Test of the four-match series against India. England batted first after winning the toss and Root occupied the crease for an eternity, striking 19 fours and two sixes in his game-setting knock.
The visitors posted an imposing 578 in their first innings and went on to win the Test by a massive margin of 227 runs.
🗓 #OnThisDay in 2021…
Joe @Root66 scored a double century against India in his 100th test match!
🏏 258 runs in the match
🤲 Grabbed a sensational catch
📈 Became our third-highest run-scorer
Our Joe ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jwyO3wwkVO
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 6, 2023