Joe Root hits 77 in England warm-up match in South Africa

Joe Root hits 77 in England warm-up match in South Africa



Joe Root
Root averages 50.10 from his 149 one-day internationals

England Test captain Joe Root made 77 in as many balls as Jos Buttler’s staff beat Eoin Morgan’s in a 40-over intra-squad sport on the tour of South Africa.

Root disregarded for the three-match Twenty20 collection beginning on Friday, struck seven fours and a six and shared 103 with Sam Billings, who hit 52.

Buttler’s staff have been bowled out within the closing over for 255 as Tom Curran (4-25) claimed his fourth wicket.

Root then had Ben Stokes caught for 10 as Workforce Buttler gained by 50 runs.

With the bat, Root pulled Stokes for six after which reached his half-century with a reverse sweep for 4.

Billings, who joined him within the 16th over, fired sixes off Jake Ball and Moeen Ali in a 44-ball innings earlier than he was caught within the deep off Stokes.

In reply, Morgan hit two sixes earlier than he was caught behind for 20 off Chris Jordan within the 15th over.

After two sixes in 55 from 41 balls from quantity seven Chris Woakes, Lewis Gregory settled the match with two wickets within the 36th over, leaving Workforce Morgan 205 all out with 25 balls unused.


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