Joe Root acquired a standing ovation from all current on the Lord’s pavilion.© Twitter
, enjoying his first match since stepping down as England Check captain, hit a match-winning 115 not out within the fourth innings at Lord’s to assist the hosts take a 1-0 sequence lead towards New Zealand on Sunday. It was Root’s twenty sixth Check century and likewise noticed him develop into solely the second Englishman to succeed in 10,000 runs within the longest format of the sport. As Root shook the arms of the New Zealand gamers after hitting the profitable runs and walked again up by way of the hallowed Lord’s pavilion to the dressing room, he acquired a standing ovation from all current and was met with hugs from elated teammates, led by new England Check skipper .
A hero’s welcome for @Root66!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 5, 2022
“‘Mr Reliable’, Joe Root, stood up. Scoring 100 and 10,000 runs — what a participant and what a person,” Stokes stated about his predecessor after his century helped England chase down a goal of 277 to win the primary Check towards New Zealand.
“So I simply wish to preserve batting so long as I can, win as many video games for my facet. So long as I’ve acquired the vitality and drive to do it, I’ll do it,” Root stated after the match.
“I couldn’t have wished for a greater particular person to be main this staff. I’m gonna be backing and do all the things I can to assist him develop into profitable,” he stated about Stokes.
Root had stepped down from captaincy following sequence defeats in Australia and West Indies.
The primary Check towards New Zealand marked the start of Stokes’ stint as captain, in addition to that ofas England’s head coach.
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