(Video) Joe Root reverse-scoops Tim Southee for an audacious six

Joe Root is known to play cheeky shots such as the deft paddle to beat short fine leg or the late cut that races away for four and is a handy strike-rotating option as well, but England’s run machine was at his innovative best when he enterprisingly reverse-scooped a Tim Southee delivery for a six. Root got into position early and ramped the ball over the cordon, with the connection being so good that it travelled all the way for a maximum. The spectators were astonished at the sight of such an unorthodox stroke from the strokemaker who generally relies on convention.