Joe Root celebrates after scoring the winning run against New Zealand.AFP
Joe Root In the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday, he scored his 26th Test century to overcome England’s line against New Zealand. Root scored the first 90 runs in England’s 69/4 chase after chasing 277 runs on one occasion. Ben Stokes And then a 120-run partnership with Ben Fox gave England a 5-wicket victory. On the fourth day, Congress leader P. Chidambaram praised Root and Focus for watching the New Zealand bowlers out and leading their team to victory.
He tweeted: “The way Root and Ben Fox batted and led England to victory over New Zealand is a great demonstration of responsibility, discipline and character.” “It’s a real professional skill,” he added.
The manner in which Root and Ben Fox batted and led England to victory over New Zealand is an excellent demonstration of responsibility, discipline and character.
That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.
– P. Chidambaram (CPChidambaram_IN) June 5, 2022
Root remained unbeaten on 115 off 170 balls, and 81 in a 12-run partnership with Fox. Fox made 32 * himself.
Ben Stokes also scored 54 runs in the chase for England.
England had bowled out New Zealand for 132 in the first innings when the visitors decided to bat. However, he managed to make only 141 in his second article.
With this victory, England has a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
They will now face each other in the second Test at Trent Bridge.
Root, meanwhile, became the second Englishman to complete 10,000 runs and the 14th overall.
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