(Video) Root shelves orthodoxy to reverse-scoop Siraj

Root scoops Siraj.

Aryan Surana

It is a batsman's cherished dream to craft a ton at Lord's once in his career, and here's Joe Root, having already amassed four scores in excess of 175 at the mecca of cricket. Thanks to his Herculean endeavour, England have not only erased India's first-innings total of 364 but also gained a marginal 27-run lead. Root flicked a switch to engage his beast mode at the fag end of day three, ransacking vital runs while taking care of the tail to set up a crackerjack of a Test match.