(Video) Part-timer Joe Root keeps a tight lid on Southern Brave

Joe Root chipped in with an economical spell.

Aryan Surana

Part-time off-spinner Joe Root rolled his arm over for Trent Rockets in The Hundred, exhausting his full quota of 20 balls to concede a miserly 17 and sending Liam Dawson on his way with a bewitching leg-break. Although it was a tactical blunder on the part of Southern Brave to let Root escape as his penny-pinching spell sucked the fuel out of their engine, and paved the way for a comprehensive nine-wicket victory for Trent Rockets.