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Ollie Pope is England’s best young player since Joe Root – Michael Vaughan

Ollie Pope is England’s best young player since Joe Root – Michael Vaughan

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Media playback is not supported on this device Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Ollie Pope is England's best young player since the emergence of current skipper Joe Root.Pope, 22, stroked an elegant 91 not out on the first day of the third Test against West Indies to help the hosts to 258-4."He's a wonderful player," Vaughan told Test Match Special. "I don't see a great deal going wrong with his game. It can pretty much cover all conditions."Surrey's Pope made his England debut as a 20-year-old against India in 2018, but was left out after playing only two m...
England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

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Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day three of five):New Zealand 375: Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4-73England 269-5: Root 114*, Burns 101England trail by 106 runsScorecardJoe Root returned to form as he and Rory Burns hit centuries for England, but the second Test against New Zealand remains in the balance after day three.Root made 114 not out off 278 balls - his first Test century in 15 innings - as England closed on 269-5, 106 behind.Captain Root put on 177 with opener Burns, who reached his second Test ton before being run out for 101. New Zealand fought back with two wickets after tea before rain ended play 45 minutes early in Hamilton.Ben Stokes made an attractive 26, while 21-year-...
Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

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Media playback is not supported on this device Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers TestVenue: The Oval Dates: 12-16 September Start time: 11:00 BSTBBC coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website & app; in-play clips and live text commentary on BBC Sport website & appCaptain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer. England are 2-1 down and cannot take the Ashes back from the holders even if they win the f...
Ashes: Joe Root & Joe Denly give England a chance against Australia

Ashes: Joe Root & Joe Denly give England a chance against Australia

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Watch highlights as a 126-run partnership between Joe Root and Joe Denly leaves England 156-3 at the close of day three of the third Test, chasing 359 to keep the Ashes alive at Headingley.READ MORE: Root & Denly dig in as England fight to keep Ashes hopes aliveWATCH MORE: Moeen smashes six sixes on way to Rapids winAvailable to UK users only. Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
England in West Indies: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists dominate in St Lucia

England in West Indies: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists dominate in St Lucia

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Third Test, Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia (day three of five)England 277 (Stokes 79, Roach 4-48) & 325-4 (Root 111*, Denly 69)West Indies 154 (Wood 5-41, Moeen 4-36)England lead by 448 runsScorecardCaptain Joe Root set up England's push for victory with an unbeaten century on day three of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.Root has struggled in the series but dug in to make 111 not out and see his side close on 325-4, a lead of 448.The tourists batted throughout the day with Joe Denly making 69 - his maiden Test fifty - and Jos Buttler 56. England will now likely declare on day four and attempt to bowl out West Indies to earn a consolation victory.When West Indies do bat again...