England vs New Zealand: Joe Root scored 176 for England in the first innings and his innings included a brilliant reverse scoop six off Tim Southee.
Joe Root Reverse Scoop Six: England batsman Joe Root has been in fine form over the past year as he showed one more time his class in the second Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, he scored 176 off 211 balls with 26 fours and a six. He helped the team to post 539 runs in response to New Zealand’s first innings score of 553, it means the New Zealanders could only take a fine lead of 14 runs. On the fourth day of the ongoing Test, Root showed his full range and even put down a historical reverse scoop six. Tim Southee’s bowling stunned the fans and commentators too.
On the first ball of the 117th over of Southee’s, Root took a reverse scoop off and hit it for a six.
Southee bowled the ball outside the off-stump and Root hit the ball perfectly to get the maximum result.
Joe Root Reverse Scoop Six: Michael Atherton, who was in the commentary at that time, said: “Unbelievable from Joe Root. He is scooped Tim Southee, I’m pretty sure that’s a six.”
Since January 2021, Root has scored 10 centuries, while his competitors like Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith have not scored a single century in Test cricket.
Root is now tied with Virat Kohli and Steven Smith with 27 Test centuries.
In the ongoing second Test, New Zealand are currently 224/7 in the second innings with a lead of 238. An exciting final day is left.
In the first Test, Root allready crossed the 10,000-run mark in Tests, becoming joint-fastest with Sir Alastair Cook to reach the milestone.
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