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Joe Root puts on another batting masterclass in Sri Lanka before late dismissal

1 month ago   |   By Cricket365

Joe Root produced another masterpiece of sub-continental batting with a wonderful century that carried the England cause almost single-handedly in the second Test at Galle.
Root might have been brought up in Sheffield but he has never looked more at home than in Sri Lanka, where he followed his relentless 228 in the series opener with a knock of 186 from same elite level.
The England captain had never before hit hundreds in back-to-back matches but there was an air of inevitability about his 19th Test ton, with his team endlessly grateful for his stocks of class and concentration across...
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5 biggest Test knocks of England captain Joe Root's career

5 biggest Test knocks of England captain Joe Root's career

1 month ago   |   By Cricket365

England skipper Joe Root continued his fine form for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
The Yorkshireman followed up a double century in the first match with 186, passing Sir Geoffrey Boycott, Kevin Pietersen and David Gower to become England's fourth highest leading Test run-scorer.
Here, the PA news agency looks at his highest scores in the five-day format.
190 against South Africa in 2017
In his first match as Test captain Rooty hit 190 against South Africa 🔥 OnThisDay in 2017. pic.twitter.com/wfP0HkSvV9
- England Cricket July 6, 2020
Root fell 10 runs short of a third...
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Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root puts on batting masterclass before late dismissal

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Sri Lanka 381, England 339-9: The captain hauled his side back into the second Test match at Galle with a brilliantly composed 186
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Majestic Joe Root run out on 186 by Sri Lanka but keeps England in second Test

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Second Test, day three: Sri Lanka 381; England 339-9 England captain magnificent during tourists' first innings Joe Root became the first England batsman to score over 150 in consecutive tests since 2005 as he tormented Sri Lanka and led his side to 339 for nine in their first innings at the close of play on day three of the second and final Test in Galle. Related: Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day three - live!
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TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Joe Root's marathon 186 moves him up the England all-time run list

TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Joe Root's marathon 186 moves him up the England all-time run list

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Sportsmail's LAWRENCE BOOTH looks at the main takeaways from the day three action in Galle between Sri Lanka and England... on yet another brilliant day for tourists' captain Joe Root...
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Joe Root's masterful ton keeps England in Second Test against Sri Lanka

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Stumps, day three: England (339-9) trail Sri Lanka (381) by 42 runs
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