Joe Root

  • We are desperate to win this Test: Joe Root 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    Southampton: England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday expressed joy at the "good day" his side experienced and was also confident that they can take the six remaining Indian wickets on day five of the third Test. Chasing 445 runs, the visitors were placed in a precarious position of 112 for 4...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track best-suited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win 20 hours 39 minutes ago

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 2 days ago

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first five-for in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. - India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • Match-winner Ishant needed convincing to go short July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma's short-pitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord's on Monday, but the tall right-arm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the match-winning tactic. Sharma took career-best figures of 7 for 74 as India claimed a 95-run victory to go 1-0 up in...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win July 21, 2014

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted Warne,...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace July 21, 2014

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top-10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at eighth spot while opener Murali Vijay, who hit 146 and 52 in drawn first Test against England, jumped up 12 places to 30th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man seam...
  • Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here. Anderson scored a personal best of 81 runs while Joe...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198-run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • England's Root, Anderson set world record for 10th-wicket partnership in Tests July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: England's Joe Root and James Anderson set a new record for the most runs scored by a tenth-wicket partnership in Test cricket, on the fourth day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday. The duo surpassed the previous tenth-wicket Test record of 163 - shared by...
  • Not a perfect day for England, admits Joe Root July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: England middle-order batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team's batsmen for the slump in the post-lunch session that saw them collapse from 134 for 1 to 202 for 7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham. The Yorkshire batsman then had to come up with...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka in control despite Root's double-ton June 14, 2014

    London: Joe Root scored a career-best 200 not out and England immediately declared their first innings at 575 for 9 against Sri Lanka on Friday, the second day of the first Test at Lord's. But Sri Lanka replied strongly, with Kaushal Silva leading the visitors to 140 for 1 at the...
  • 1st Test: Root's century puts England on top on day one June 13, 2014

    London: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • England debutant Moeen may unveil doosra at Lord's June 10, 2014

    London: England newcomer Moeen Ali is preparing to unveil a surprise should he make his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday - his doosra. The Worcestershire allrounder is set to play in the opening game of the two-match series, with captain Alastair Cook likely to call on Moeen's...
  • England's Joe Root desperate to avoid further agony against Sri Lanka May 27, 2014

    London: Joe Root has said England's much-vaunted attempt to rebuild their standing with their fans, let alone the rest of the cricket world, will come to nothing if they suffer yet more humiliation during the ongoing one-day international (ODI) series with Sri Lanka. England, in classic early season English conditions, were...
  • James Anderson named in England ODI squad against Scotland May 2, 2014

    England recalled leading one-day international wicket-taker James Anderson for their 13-man squad to face Scotland next week, while batsman Joe Root returned from injury. Pace bowler Anderson has not played ODI cricket since June, when he broke the England wicket-taking record in the format, taking his 235th against Australia in the...
  • Joe Root to stay at Yorkshire for two more years April 7, 2014

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb and has missed the start of the new county season but...
  • World T20: Broad looks for new England era after tough winter March 30, 2014

    Chittagong: Stuart Broad looked forward to a new England era after a miserable winter ended with a World Twenty20 exit in Chittagong on Saturday. England went down by three runs in a pulsating Super-10 stage Group One match against South Africa, going out of the semi-final race after two defeats...
  • Injured Luke Wright ruled out of World Twenty20 March 22, 2014

    England allrounder Luke Wright will miss the World Twenty20 with a side strain and Craig Kieswetter will replace him in the side, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Saturday. Barely hours before the already-depleted English side begin their Super 10 campaign against New Zealand in Chittagong, 29-year-old Wright joined Joe...
  • England: Injury setbacks may hamper English campaign at World T20 March 19, 2014

    As the fifth edition of the World T20 gets underway in Bangladesh, England will hope to emulate the success they tasted in the third edition of the tournament in the West Indies in 2010. But it won't be easy for the Three Lions. Having won just one ODI series (the...
  • Injured Joe Root out of World Twenty20 March 11, 2014

    England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and be replaced by Ian Bell, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Rising Yorkshire star Root, 23, broke his thumb batting against the West Indies in last week's one-day international in Antigua and England officials have decided he will...
  • Joe Root doubtful for World T20 with thumb injury March 7, 2014

    England batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 tournament this month after fracturing his thumb during England's one-day series clincher in the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Root was returning home from the Caribbean. "Joe Root has a fractured thumb and is...