Records tumble as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow run riot or Yorkshire

AFP, May, 10 2016

London: England stars Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow warmed up for next week's first Test against Sri Lanka in record-breaking style as they shattered a host of Yorkshire records in their triple-century stand against Surrey on Monday.

Root finished the second day of the County Championship fixture unbeaten on 190, while Bairstow scored 198 as the pair put on a fourth-wicket partnership of 372 to help First Division champions Yorkshire reach 486 for five at Headingley.

File photo of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Reuters

File photo of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Reuters

Having joined forces at 45 for three early in the day's play, it took only 67 overs of blistering stroke-play from Root and Bairstow to etch their names into the Yorkshire record books.

Yorkshire's highest stand against Surrey, George Hirst and Ted Wainwright's 340 at The Oval in 1899, was the first milestone surpassed before they overtook Darren Lehmann and Michael Lumb's 358, the all-time club best for the fourth wicket just 10 years ago.

Eventually all but four of Yorkshire's top partnerships under any category were all surpassed in a dazzling display that must be heartening for England when they return to Headingley to face Sri Lanka next Thursday.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Brett D'Oliveira made another piece of history for his famous family as Worcestershire took control against Glamorgan in the Second Division.

D'Oliveira hit 202 not out in Worcestershire's total of 456 for six declared as he emulated his father Damien and grandfather Basil.

The D'Oliveira trio are now the first grandfather, father and son to score first-class double centuries.

The 24-year-old's impressive innings came just days after he recorded his maiden Championship ton.

Published Date: May 10, 2016 | Updated Date: May 10, 2016



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3 England 4097 105
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5 New Zealand 3114 97
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4 England 5645 113
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