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New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

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Joe Root's dismissal to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a hammer blow to England's chances of salvaging an unlikely stalemate in the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.Root (51) had dug in manfully to sow belief England might yet achieve the mighty improbable here.But after he was caught-behind down the leg-side from a vicious Trent Boult delivery, England closed on a downer, 132 for three and still a yawning 237 behind after conceding a monstrous first-innings lead of 369 in New Zealand's inaugural day-night Test.How the tourists needed a captain's innings after his predecessor Alastair Cook had gone cheaply for the second time in the match to leave them six for one in reply to the Kiwis' 427 for eight declared - on the back of a career-best, unbeaten 145 from Henry Ni...
Stokes nets £1.4m IPL deal but Root unsold

Stokes nets £1.4m IPL deal but Root unsold

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England's Ben Stokes sold for almost £1.4m in the Indian Premier League auction but Test captain Joe Root went unsold in the first round of bidding.Stokes, who was named the most valuable player last year following a £1.7m contract with Rising Pune Supergiant, has joined Rajasthan Royals."Ben is a cricketer of today and a cricketer of the future," said Royals chief executive Ranjit Barthakur.Chris Woakes fetched £820,000 from Royal Challengers Banglaore.Other England cricketers to be purchased included wicketkeeper Jos Buttler (£485,000), all-rounder Moeen Ali (£187,000) and batsman Jason Roy (£165,000).Stokes, 28, is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court on 13 February charged with affray after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September, but has been given permission by th
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 ...