Nottingham. Joe Root scored a century in the second consecutive innings. He scored an unbeaten 115 in the second innings of the first Test against New Zealand (Eng vs NZ) and the team won. Till the third day of the second Test, England scored 331 runs for 2 wickets in the first innings. Route 109 and Ollie Pope are playing after scoring 142 runs. This is the 27th century of Root’s Test career. At the same time, Pope’s second century. New Zealand has scored 553 runs in the first innings. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell scored centuries. That is, till now 4 centuries have been scored in 3 days of the test. The English team is still behind by 222 runs. The English team is ahead 1-0 in the 3-match series.
On Sunday, the third day of the match, England started playing 90 runs for one wicket in the first innings. Ollie Pope made a big partnership of 141 runs for the second wicket with opener Alex Lees. Liege was dismissed for 67 off 125 balls by Matt Henry. Earlier, on the second day, Jack Crowley was the victim of Trent Boult after scoring 4 runs. After this, Joe Root and Ollie Pope did not let the team get any setback. Both have made an unbeaten partnership of 184 runs so far.
century in 116 balls
Joe Root did a very fast batsman. He completed his century in just 116 balls. The strike rate was 88. During this he hit 17 fours. At the same time, Ollie Pope is playing after scoring 142 runs off 232 balls. Has hit 13 fours and 3 sixes. This series is the first series of Ben Stokes as captain. Joe Root resigned after the team’s poor performance. But his stellar performance with the bat continues.
Kohli and Smith match
Talking about 31-year-old Joe Root, he has scored more than 10 thousand runs in Tests. Before this match, he has scored 10015 runs in 218 innings of 118 Tests at an average of 50. Has scored 26 centuries and 53 half-centuries. Highest partnership of 254 runs. He is the player to score the most centuries for England in all three formats. He has so far scored 43 centuries including Test, ODI and T20. Alastair Cook is second with 38 centuries. Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson are known from the Fab Four. Root has now reached at par with Kohli and Smith. All three have scored 27-27 centuries in Tests. Williamson has scored 24 centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2022, 20:15 IST