J.E. Root

200*

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Joe Root, at 23 years and 165 days, became the youngest Englishman, since David Gower in 1979, to hit a double century, when he scored 200* vs Sri Lanka in 2014.

In what was his second hundred at the Home of Cricket, Root hit his double-century off 298 balls, scoring 16 fours in an innings lasting 500 minutes.

The knock was also significant in the fact it meant that Root was the first-ever player to score 150 in successive Lord’s innings.  

However, despite Root's brillance with the bat during England's first innings, the match eventually resulted in a draw, with Sri Lanka managing to hold on by one wicket to seal a thrilling Test.

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