India Times – Eoin Morgan’s choice to chase on a deteriorating surface at Headingley got overshadowed by the brilliance of a jaw-dropping, more befittingly so a ‘bat drop’ century from Joe Root.

Summary

  • Eoin Morgan’s choice to chase on a deteriorating surface at Headingley got overshadowed by the brilliance of a jaw-dropping, more befittingly so a ‘bat drop’ century from Joe Root.
  • A comprehensive show with the ball and then Root and Morgan’s 186-run partnership saw England stomp over India by 8 wickets.
  • Notching up his hundred along with the winning runs, England’s Root dropped his bat on the field, perhaps a message for all the critics – Root Out!
  • Chasing a modest total of 256 runs on board Root and Morgan presented composure and character as they struck with finesse and ruthlessness as well.
  • As Virat Kohli mentioned England’s comprehensive batting and bowling marked the difference between the two teams, wrist spinner Adil Rashid emerged as the most effective bowler in both of England’s win.


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