Twitter Reactions: Joe Root notches up his 16th ton to put England in command
The virtue of a champion player is to bounce back from the worst of adversities and Joe Root did exactly that.
Published - Feb 12, 2019 10:40 am | Updated - Feb 12, 2019 10:40 am
English Test skipper Joe Root finally got amongst the runs in the second innings of the third Test against the Windies. He registered his 16th Test ton in the match and is stood on Nelson at the end of day’s play. After a string of poor scores, this innings comes as a relief for the 28-year-old. England now extended the lead to a mammoth 448 runs and have got complete control over the game.
The England openers, who survived the final passage of play on day-2, resumed the innings on the third day. However, Keemo Paul dismissed Rory Burns on the first ball of the day. After having built a decent partnership with Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings was clean bowled for 23 runs.
Joe Root plays a spectacular innings
Then Joe Root joined hands with Denly and added over 70 runs together. The Kent all-rounder finally paid back the faith that the management put in. He got to his maiden half-century in the fourth innings of his career but failed to capitalize. Shannon Gabriel managed to find his bottom edge which carried through to the keeper. However, this 69 from Denly might have just sealed the number three spot for the upcoming Ashes.
Then, Joe Root built another wonderful partnership with Jos Buttler. This duo put on 107 runs combined which ended up frustrating the Windies bowlers. However, it was the second new ball that did the trick for the home team as Kemar Roach broke the partnership. It was a peach of a delivery that was angled into the right-hander. But, after pitching, the ball moved away. It missed the outside edge of Buttler and disturbed his timber. He scored 56 runs in the innings.
Joe Root and Ben Stokes are still batting out there in the middle. Root is unbeaten on 111 and they might look to bat at least for one session on day-4 before Windies bat in the last innings of the game. Twitterati was thrilled with this brilliant knock from Root and applauded him for the heroics.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Joe Root scored a massive 55 runs in 5 innings with stellar average of 11, lost the series 2-0 before this meaningless century.
— Majon Mondo (@Mohantitis) February 12, 2019
Since Ashes 2017
Joe Root in Other Matches –
28 Inns – 943 Runs – 34 Avg
124 HS – 1 (100) – 6 (50's)
— Saurabh (@imsgshinde) February 12, 2019
"It's been a constant battle to find a formula that gets me off to a good start" – Joe Root was delighted after he and his team showed improvement in the third #WIvENG Test. pic.twitter.com/KcMO53HYut
— Vishal Gadara (@VishalGadaraCC) February 12, 2019
Joe Root has become a dead rubber specialist?#WIvENG
— ఆత్హర్ 🏏 (@cricdrugs) February 12, 2019
— Saud Ahmed (@saudi89) February 11, 2019
— Alan Conduct (@misterc88) February 11, 2019
— Tarun M (@itsmeTARUN7) February 12, 2019
🙌 Joe Root now has 16 Test centuries, that's more than Ian Botham, Allan Lamb, Nasser Hussain and Marcus Trescothick. pic.twitter.com/0KTjuW1rlp
— Blue India (@BlueIndiaLive) February 12, 2019
Afraid ‘what is said on the field stays there’ is not good enough any more. If Shannon Gabriel has made the remarks he appears to have done to illicit that response from Joe Root then it has to be made public and dealt with transparently by the match referee
— Paul Newman 🌈 (@Paul_NewmanDM) February 11, 2019
He’s played a few good shots this Joe Root. This might be my favourite. https://t.co/DgyN3uhpy1
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) February 11, 2019
Joe Root ends the day 3 unbeaten at 111.
His batting average will be 50.00 if he finishes with 137 not out or 187 out.#WIvENG
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) February 11, 2019
— Tim Mansfield (@tjm_1966) February 11, 2019