Skipper Joe Root bailed England out of choppy waters after India made early inroads on day four of the first Test at Trent Bridge. His half-century was a purists’ delight, bejewelled with a litany of sumptuous cover drives that fetched him 17 of his 56 runs. His thrilling counter-punch comprised of nine boundaries as India struggled to put the brakes over the scoring rate. Thanks to Root’s masterclass, England entered Lunch at 119/2, having accrued a healthy lead of 24.
The captain @root66 leading from the front ðŸ‘
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 7, 2021