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Played the field! Ollie Pope’s fastest double-century breaks a 41-year-old record at home

Ollie Pope has created history in Test cricket during his only Test match against Ireland. Ollie Pope became the fastest batsman to score a double century on English soil. Pope has scored his double century in 207 balls in England’s first innings. This is the fastest double century by any batsman in England. Also, Pope scored a double century in 207 balls.

Everyone is appreciating Ollie Pope’s performance. So, before Pope, this record was held by England’s Ian Botham. Botham completed his double hundred in 220 balls during a Test match in 1982. While playing in England, Garden Greenies completed his double century in 1984 on 232 balls. Breaking the records of both of them, the Pope has set a new record. Pope scored 205 runs off 207 balls. Ben Duckett scored 182 runs off 178 balls. England declared the innings with 524 runs in the first innings. (Test match)

Pope who scored more runs in less innings
Also, Duckett and Pope put on a 252-run partnership for the second wicket. On the other hand, Ireland scored 172 runs in the first innings. By the time it came to the fore, Ireland had scored 97 for 3 in the second innings by the end of the second day’s play. Ireland’s team is 255 runs behind England. Talking about the fastest double century in Test cricket, New Zealand’s Nathan Astle did an amazing job of scoring a double century in 153 balls.

On the other hand, Pope’s double century is the 7th fastest double century in Test cricket. Apart from Pope’s double century, Joe Root has played a brilliant innings of 56 runs. With this innings, he has also completed his 11000 runs in Test cricket.

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