Under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, the England team is locking horns with Tom Latham-led New Zealand in the 2nd match of the three-match test series. The highly-anticipated game is taking place at Trent Bridge. As things stand (June 14), The hosts are leading the series by 1-0. The game is currently standing in balance at the moment as the visitors are having a hefty lead of 238 runs and have 3 wickets in hand with 1 full day of play remaining.
Both the sides will fancy their chance of getting the upper and in the game. However, The momentum is with the hosts after they managed to take multiple late wickets at the backend of day 4 (yesterday). Fans can’t wait as a thrilling last day of the test match awaits at Nottingham.
Meanwhile, Joe Root made the headlines on day 4 with an outrageous and unorthodox shot during his long stay at the crease. He played a reverse-scoop shot against Tim Southee in the 117th over of the innings. It was a rare shot to be played against a fast bowler, especially in test cricket. The shot by
Root came when the hosts needed some quick runs. It was an unexpected and out-of-characteristics effort by the former English skipper. Joe Root played another brilliant inning to continue to purple patch in the red-ball cricket. The right-hander scored a knock of 176 off just 211 deliveries. He achieved his fastest ever test century through the same innings.
Here is the video of the shot from Joe Root:
A quiet start to the morning in Nottingham…
Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/GJPwJC59J7
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 13, 2022
Here is how the fans reacted:
Auditioning for IPL but will be unsold.😁
— Chatterbox (@yourowner55) June 13, 2022
This match will end in a draw
— SaQi (@saqi_sayzz) June 13, 2022
— Adlestrop CC (@AdlestropCC) June 13, 2022
— Thomas Wright (@Thomas_W_Wright) June 13, 2022
Same enargy pic.twitter.com/VfF5iCdX9m
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) June 13, 2022
I said out loud to myself, ‘stop that Joe Root’ 😂 great entertainment! What a batsman.
— What Luke Said (@Luke_Chidlow4) June 13, 2022