Joe Root missed his 31st century, played a beautiful inning of 84 runs in Manchester, England moved towards a huge score


Joe Root missed his 31st century
Beautiful innings of 84 runs played in Manchester
England headed for a huge score

New Delhi. The fourth match of ‘The Ashes 2023’ between England and Australia is being played in Manchester. In this exciting match, the bat of experienced batsman Joe Root of England cricket team was fierce. Batting at number four for his team, he managed to score 84 runs in 95 balls at a strike rate of 88.42. During this, eight fours and a brilliant six came out of his bat.

Routes from the 31st century:

Seeing Root’s fine batting in Manchester, it was expected that he would complete the 31st century of his Test career today. But Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood stopped him 14 runs before this special achievement. The 32-year-old fast bowler showed him the way before bowling the very first ball of the 62nd over.

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England’s position strong:

Root has definitely failed to score a century in Manchester, but managed to decorate the English innings. The host team’s score is 359 runs at the loss of four wickets after the end of 63 overs. Captain Ben Stokes (07) is currently present in the field for the team along with Harry Brook (07). On the other hand, the players who got out for the team are Jack Crawley (189), Ben Duckett (01), Moeen Ali (54) and Joe Root (84).

Mitchell Starc got 2 and Hazlewood and Green got 1-1 success:

Mitchell Starc has managed to achieve maximum two successes in the first innings of Manchester Test for Australia. At the same time Hazlewood and Green have got one wicket each. Where Stark has made Ben Duckett and Moeen Ali his victims. At the same time, Green has shown the way to the pavilion to Jack Crawley and Hazlewood to Joe Root.

Tags: ashes, England vs Australia, Joe Root, Josh Hazlewood

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