England captain Joe Root has lauded his bowlers after a medical effort at Headingley which noticed the hosts crawl again within the five-match collection. After a humiliating defeat at Lord’s, Root & Co. thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs to degree the collection.
The guests began the day at 215/2 with Virat Kohli (45) and Cheteshwar Pujara (91) within the center. With the solar out and the brand new ball on supply, England’s bowlers have been ruthless to bowl out India for 278 runs inside an hour and 1 / 4. Ollie Robinson picked up 4 of the remaining wickets whereas Craig Overton and James Anderson picked up two and one every to ship India packing.
Talking on the post-match presentation ceremony, Joe Root showered reward on his bowlers, who set the tone on Day 1, bowling out a star-studded Indian batting for a paltry rating of 78 runs.
“It was implausible, medical efficiency, the 2 massive lads have been distinctive, constructed strain early on. Three maidens this morning, and we felt we have been in a superb place to take wickets. When possibilities got here we took them,” Joe Root stated.
Whereas it was Ollie Robinson and Craig Overton within the second innings, veteran quick bowler James Anderson broke the spine of the Indian batting within the first essay. He picked up the primary three wickets on Day 1 from the place India by no means really recovered. Praising the ‘GOAT’, Joe Root acknowledged that Anderson is answerable for protecting the bowling pack collectively.
“What he does, why he is the GOAT of Exams. He units an exquisite tone for the bowling group. At his age, to be as match as he’s, it is great for the others to study from,” Root added.
“Good to attain one on your private home floor” – Joe Root on Headingley century
Amid all of the speak about bowlers, England captain Joe Root is quietly taking himself to the subsequent degree with back-to-back centuries. The correct-handed batter, who scored his sixth century of 2021, admitted that he’s trying ahead to finishing up a superb run within the subsequent two Exams.
“At all times should carry out, loads of instances I’ve missed out. Good to have foundations and hopefully carry that one. Good to attain one on your private home floor. The gang have been nice, felt in good rhythm and attempting to hold that ahead. Been distinctive all through summer season and ask good questions. Incredible to observe and lengthy could that proceed,” Joe Root stated.
With the collection tied at 1-1, the caravan now shifts to the Kennington Oval the place India and England lock horns within the fourth Take a look at, beginning September 2.