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‘Batting poetry’ – Twitter stunned as Joe Root scores yet another century against New Zealand

By BetBarter Staff

June 13, 2022

The ongoing second Test of New Zealand’s tour of England has seen some exceptional batting performances by a few individuals. After conceding 553 runs in the first innings, England needed to play better with the bat, which they did. To begin with, Ollie Pope appeared to be in good form. Joe Root joined him earlier on in the third day, and was simply sensational.

The two looked really good. Besides, both were playing the attacking game. Pope, who had already completed his fifty on the second day, went on to score a century. The duo added 187 runs in the partnership before Pope (145) was dismissed by Trent Boult.

On the other hand, Root continued to play the big shots, and kept hitting the boundaries. He was at the top of his game and reached his century with a four in the 80th over. It took him just 116 balls to get to his second hundred of the series. It is to be noted that he had hit a century in the final innings of the first Test, helping his team win by five wickets.

He did not stop after his century in the second match, and remained unbeaten on 163 at the end of the day. Currently the hosts have scored 473 runs. England now trails by 80, with Joe Root and Ben Foakes intact at the crease. The match at Trent Bridge seems to be headed towards a draw as the wicket looks good to bat on.

In the meantime, Twitter had great reactions after Joe Root’s masterclass in the match. “We have witnessed Batting poetry today… That Joe Root innings was as good as it gets .. early days for this Test team but I have to say I am rather enjoying it…” Michael Vaughan tweeted. “Joe Root has scored 10 Test hundreds since the last century by any other member of the Fab Four,” ESPN Cricinfo rightly pointed out.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Joe Root’s century