Joe Root and Dawid Malan have been proactive at the crease, leading England’s resistance with an unbeaten 86-run partnership. The skipper has unfurled textbook cricketing shots to raise fifty and became the Englishman with most Test runs in a calendar year in the process. His ethereal drives down the ground were a treat to the eyes. A boundary shy of the fifty milestone, Malan has played an able ally to his captain as England show the stomach for a fight.
Good looking cover drive from Joe Root, and it reaches the boundary #Ashes pic.twitter.com/DHh2VFAvxa
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 10, 2021