Twitter is ecstatic after Joe Root accomplished his 14th Test century
Root took a single off Ravindra Jadeja and accomplished his ton.
Updated - Sep 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Albeit England have already won their five-match Test series against India, their batters haven’t quite been at their very best by any stretch of the imagination. Even skipper Joe Root has strained to find his feet in the matches. He scored 80 runs in the first innings of the opening Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham but somehow lost his way in the encounters thereafter.
He couldn’t play well at Lord’s, Trent Bridge and The Ageas Bowl and to his despair, he got out for a three-ball duck in the first innings of the fifth and final Test at Kennington Oval in London. Ishant Sharma accounted for his wicket. Nevertheless, he made an incredible comeback and scored his 14th Test century to guide the Three Lions to a commanding position.
Root scores his 14th ton
He came to bat after Ravindra Jadeja nipped out left-handed batsman Moeen Ali with a peach of a delivery. Though the Brits had a useful lead of 102 by then, the English team needed someone to put his hand up and shepherd them to a substantial lead. He had Alastair Cook at the other end and he hardly panicked and came out with a positive intent.
The Yorkshire-born cricketer played some glorious strokes and took the bowlers by the scruff of their necks. He remained not out till the close of play on the third day. He resumed on the fourth day and kept milking the bowling with sheer ease. He had the privilege of seeing Cook score a 210-ball century in his final hurray at the international level.
After 10 overs, Root took a single off Ravindra Jadeja and accomplished his ton. In the meantime, Twitter hailed Root for his impressive knock, which not only has put England on the driver’s seat but also has dented India’s hopes of getting a foothold back into the encounter.
Here is how Twitter reacted
The one England player who could surpass Alastair’s record scores a 100 as well … This is becoming one of those days we will talk about for many many many years … #Roooooooooootttttt
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 10, 2018
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) September 10, 2018
For the 1st time we R seeing genuine Test match Crkt whence runs R coming w/applied Crkt sense..& Wkts aren’t being gifted..but it’s taken last innings of series by the hosts..here’s hoping Visitors’ll take some clue & make it memorable 5th Day..!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) September 10, 2018
Root’s got a century too. Indian bowling hasn’t looked so pedestrian in a long long time. Ishant sorely missed. Waiting for the declaration…. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 10, 2018
Joe Root's first Test hundred for 28 innings
— Tim (@timwig) September 10, 2018
Let us not forget Joe Root has reached his ton too …. pic.twitter.com/Ow1ICnYmRE
— PHILIP BROWN (@dudleyplatypus) September 10, 2018
Joe Root’s 14th Test hundred, his first since the day-nighter against the West Indies at Edgbaston last year.
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) September 10, 2018
Joe Root has his 14th Test hundred. Been a long time coming for a man of his talents but the floodgates could reopen. The past, present and future of England’s batting dominating in the middle right now. 266-2, lead by 306
— Dean Wilson (@CricketMirror) September 10, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 10, 2018