Gaul: Team India has recently returned to India with a historic win over Australia. At the same time, England is continuously beating Sri Lanka in the Test series. Both teams are in good form and England will visit India in February. In such a situation, there will be a tough competition between the two teams. Now it will be interesting to see who falls on whom.
The Indian team (Team India) will definitely benefit from the home ground, but the way England captain Joe Root is performing, England would not like to make the mistake of taking the England team lightly.
Joe Root hits 19th century
Captain Joe Root has scored the 19th Test century of his career. Due to which England scored 181 runs for four wickets till lunch on Sunday, the third day of the second Test cricket match against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka had scored 381 runs in their first innings and thus England are still 200 runs behind them.
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At lunch, Joe Root was playing for 105 runs. He has played 153 balls and hit 14 fours so far. At the other end, Jos Buttler is playing with 30 runs at the other end. Both of them have added 49 runs for the fifth wicket so far.
Root (Joe Root) then stepped to the crease while both England openers returned to the pavilion and the score was five for two. England had scored 98 runs for two wickets till the end of the second day’s play on Saturday, and Root was playing for 67 runs.
Joe Root’s plan against spin
There was a lot of turn from the wicket and so Root took more vigil on Sunday morning. England lost two wickets in the first session. Both these wickets were taken by left-arm spinner Lesith Ambuldenia. So far, this spinner has taken all four wickets of England. Root and Bairstow shared a 111-run partnership for the third wicket.
Playing his 99th Test match, Joe Root had no problem in front of the spin. He scored a century in his second consecutive Test match with a run on Dilruwan Perera.
The way Root (Joe Root) has batted, Team India needs to be vigilant, because spin is expected to benefit on Indian soil as well and if that happens, then it will be heavy on English captain team Can.
Please tell that England won the first Test by seven wickets.