GiveMeSport – Joe Root is eyeing more one-day international tons after becoming England’s most prolific century-maker, though his next one is unlikely to be celebrated with another bat-drop.

Summary

  • Root reached three figures in back-to-back games in the ODI series with India, which England won 2-1 having claimed an eight-wicket victory at Headingley on Tuesday.
  • England’s number three had trailed Marcus Trescothick by one century heading into the three-match series but Root’s successive unbeaten tons took him to a record 13 from 110 innings.
  • England needed just one run to win to the match but Root required a boundary to bring up 100 and, after swatting Hardik Pandya to the fence, the Yorkshireman responded by mimicking a ‘mic-drop’ with his bat.
  • Attention now turns to the Tests for England when Root will lead a team in five matches against India.
  • Stokes looks set to miss the second Test at Lord’s due to the trial expecting to last between five and seven days, yet Root has no concerns over his mental state heading into the first game.


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