Indian skipper Virat Kohli doesn’t forget or let things go. You give him one and he will wrap that in a gift pack and return it back in multiples. England’s Joe Root hit a hundred in the last ODI of the three-match series against India and with the last boundary he got to his century and took his team over the line. Root then did the mic drop, dropping his bat having accomplished the task.
Over to the Test series, Root is now the captain of the team and they face India in the first Test at Edgbaston. He won the toss and elected to bat first on what looks like a good wicket to bat on. Ravichnadran Ashwin gave India the early breakthrough in the first session with the wicket of Alastair Cook and the English skipper was out there in the middle with a mission to give his team solidity and take them to a big total.
Root took his time as usual and got his eye in. He then started to play his shots and the runs were coming pretty easy for the skipper. He got to his half century in the second session and had a couple of really good partnerships with Keaton Jennings and Jonny Bairstow. He was batting on 80 and there were discussions about his poor conversion rate and how he manages to get himself out every time after a fifty.
That was not required as Kohli’s throw hit the stumps and Root was well short of his crease and he was dismissed after batting so well all through the day. He just got up and walked off. Kohli as soon the ball thrashed into the timber knew he got his man and was off celebrating.