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Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow added 372 runs for 4th wicket for Yorkshire © Getty Images

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 19, 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.  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. ALSO READ: England vs Sri Lanka 2016: Essex pile on runs as Lankan bowlers toil hard

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.

Earlier in the season Bairstow pulled off a six out of nowhere while batting for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire . Nottinghamshire, batting first, amassed a total of 261 playing 69.2 overs. Yorkshire, in reply, made 290 all out with the help of Alex Lees’ 92 and Liam Plunkett’s 51.In their second innings, Nottinghamshire scored as much as 348 runs with a one-man show from Chris Read. IN the second innings Bairstow came in to bat. After gathering 7 runs facing 4 deliveries, he did something that the crowd could hardly think of. Stuart Broad came up with a good length delivery way outside off-stump. Bairstow, who had already adjusted himself outside the stumps, went on the front-leg and within a few moments, the ball went for a flat six.