Joe Root hits a six at The Basin Reserve in New Zealand vs England.

Joe Root hits a six at The Basin Reserve in New Zealand vs England.

Former England captain Joe Root has been in outstanding form throughout the game’s longer format. He scored his 29th Test century in the second game of the two-game series against New Zealand at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. Joe Root, who is known for his unorthodox shots, engaged the fans with his reverse scoop shots during his 153-run inning.

The 32-year-old scored his 14th 150-plus run of his career on the second day of the second Test on Saturday, helping England achieve a huge total before Ben Stokes declared As the Three Lions were down to their final 102 runs, the right-handed batter and the young hitter Harry Brook combined for 302 runs.

“When it works like that, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it,” the commentator said as Root smacked a six off Tim Southee’s bowling past the slip cordon for a boundary.

New Zealand chose to bowl first in the second game of the series after losing the first game by a score of 267 runs at Mount Maunganui. Will Young and Matt Henry took the role of Scott Kuggeleijn and Blair Tickner as the hosts. The opposition decided to use the same starting lineup as the opening test.

James Anderson’s first-over dismissal of Devon Conway for a duck gave England the breakthrough after the declaration. Anderson also picked up three early wickets, while Jack Leach secured three early dismissals to aid in the series victory.

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