Joe Root carried his home side imperiously on just like he did at Trent Bridge. In this England vs India Test Match, he scored an unbeaten 180 on a sun-kissed day. He got support from Jonny Bairstow. His 57 was his first test century in two years. Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler contributed another 27 and 23 runs, respectively. It was Ishant Sharma who removed Moeen and Sam Curran in two consecutive deliveries.
England was in a vulnerable position when India scored 276-3 on the first day. But the host nation fought back with the exceptional performance of Joe Root. Andersen should also be given due credit for his outstanding performance in recovering the status of England in the series. But Joe Root has been exhibiting superlative batting skills. No one has shown that extent of command over the bat in the history of English cricket.
The English captain scored his fifth century after playing ten tests in 2021. He could not make the record of making three double hundreds in a year because he lacked support from his partners. This Ind vs Eng Test series has been remarkable for Joe Root. It was inevitable that the player would be taking advantage of the ideal batting conditions on the second day of the test.
Root emotionally celebrated his century, just like the last time. He punched the air and howled to the heavens. The India tour of England had plenty of remarkable performances from the Indian bowlers. But Root couldn’t be knocked off.
India might have been triumphant in the England vs India 2nd Test. But Joe Root won the hearts of fans in both nations with his unbeaten century. Follow us for getting latest sports news and all match updates.