Former England skipper, Joe Root didn’t take long to continue on his brilliant form in the first innings of the ongoing Nottingham Testa against New Zealand. He scored at a brisk pace and didn’t allow the New Zealand bowlers to settle. He struck a majestic cover drive off a full ball, pulled one with authority, and also guided a good-length ball past the slips for three boundaries off speedster Matt Henry in different overs.
Joe Root also played an exquisite cover drive off a full delivery from Trent Boult. Meanwhile, Ollie Pope has also be looking in sublime touch at the other end, having gone past 70 to lay a solid platform for England in response to the Kiwi’s 553.
Here is the video of the cover drive from Joe Root:
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England is facing New Zealand on Day 2 of the second Test match on Friday, June 10. Moreover, the game is being played at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham England is coming into this fixture after winning against New Zealand in the second Test match. England skipper, Ben Stokes went on to win the toss and he decided to bowl first.
In the first game, Joe Root helped his team to win the man of the match award in the first test match. Moreover, he went on to score 115 runs from 170 balls in the second innings against New Zealand. England is looking sharp in the early stages of the second Test match. While even New Zealand is trying its best to cope up with the pressure.
For the hosts, they are just training by 117 runs in the second Test with 5 wickets in hand and Joe Root is in the middle after completing his second consecutive century.