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England captain Root in hospital with severe dehydration

England captain Root in hospital with severe dehydration

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England Test captain Joe Root is in hospital in Sydney suffering from severe dehydration with diarrhoea and vomiting.It is uncertain whether the batsman will be fit to play on the final day of the fifth Test and England cricket chiefs will provide an update on his condition.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

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Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
Root hits 184 in first Test as captain – highlights & report

Root hits 184 in first Test as captain – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Lord's, day oneEngland 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46South Africa: Yet to batScorecardJoe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa. Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4.But Root steadied the ship with Ben Stokes and then made hay with Moeen Ali as England closed on 357-5.Root was fortunate to be dropped in the gully on 16 and was later reprieved by a no-ball when stumped on 149.Vernon Philander impressed for South Africa, removing both England openers and Jonny Bairstow cheaply.It was Root's day, however, as he hit ...
'If I knocked him out, I'd have lost my job' – the making of captain Root

'If I knocked him out, I'd have lost my job' – the making of captain Root

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First Investec Test, England v South AfricaVenue: Lord's Dates: 6-10 July Start: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport app and online; live text commentary and in-play video clips on BBC Sport website & appListen to a preview of the first Test on BBC Radio 5 live's Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show at 21:00 BST on Monday, 3 JulyOn Thursday, Joseph Edward Root will walk out at Lord's to toss the coin as the 80th man to captain England in Test cricket. Tipped for the top job long before Alastair Cook resigned in February, a quirk of the fixture list has meant a five-month wait for Root to lead his country against South Africa.The 26-year-old is a prolific run-scorer, a proud Yorkshireman and a new father - tha...