Sunday, 26 September, 2021

Root hits 21th Test century

England captain Joe Root hits 21th Test century as England lead by 179 runs after the second session at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

England resumed their second innings on Day 4 with Rory Burns and Dom Sibley. Rain had the final say on day 3, with play being called off on the English openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns. However, the weather seems clear so far on Saturday.

Earlier on Day 3, India bounced back from 205/7, riding on a masterful 84 by KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s quickfire 56. The Indian lower order also chipped in with handy contributions as India finished with 278, taking an overall first innings lead of 95 runs. Ollie Robinson’s 5 for 85 was the highlight of England’s bowling performance. The pitch has been showing signs of easing up, as seen in the English opening stand late in the day on Friday, which was halted by rain.