ENG vs NZ: Joe Root reverse scoops Neil Wagner for jaw-dropping six

ENG vs NZ: Joe Root reverse scoops Neil Wagner for jaw-dropping six

Joe Root is currently unbeaten on a score 55 against New Zealand.

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Former England skipper and veteran batter Joe Root has been in excellent touch since he stepped down from the captaincy post. The right-handed batter has been amongst the runs in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand and is oozing with confidence. Meanwhile, the talented batter stunned everyone with an extraordinary reverse sweep on the bowling of the pacer Neil Wagner during the fourth day of the third Test match.

After staying patient for a while, Root decided to take things into his hands as he crouched low and lapped Wagner over the third man boundary rope. The ball easily went on to cross the boundary runs as the former England skipper collected six runs for his team and himself.

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Root has been in excellent form, having scored a match-winning hundred in the first match of the series. Earlier in the series, the right-handed batter also became the joint youngest player in Test cricket history to complete 10,000 runs in the longest format of the game.

Talking about the match, the Three Lions are looking to complete a 3-0 whitewash against the Blackcaps in the first series for new head coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes. The home team is chasing a total of 296 runs in their fourth innings. Despite losing the openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley early in the innings, the English side’s chase has been stabilized by an excellent partnership by Ollie Pope and Root.

Both batters have completed their respective fifties and will look to stay till the end during the final day of the match and win the game for their side. While England need 113 runs more to win the Test match, the Kiwis are required to scalp eight more wickets. Michael Bracewell is the only successful bowler for the visitors as the rest of the bowling attack has not been able to create any problems for the batters and take wickets.