After incessant talks in the early stages of their innings, the duo of Root and Bairstow kept the pressure on the Indian bowlers. Keeping the run-rate at around five runs per over in the fourth innings of the Test, they eventually won the match with great ease. All eyes were on Root and Bairstow. While Bairstow is playing like a run machine right now, scoring a century for Co Root has become a left-handed game.
Joe Root scored 737 runs in the England vs India series, including 4 centuries. Now he has scored 28 centuries in Test cricket, which is the first at present, after the pressure of captaincy is removed, his game has come to the fore.
Root’s performance, which saw him complete his 28th Test century, continued a remarkable performance that has seen him score a century 11 times since the start of 2021.
“I feel like I’m playing some nice cricket,” said Root, who was named player of the series last summer after scoring three centuries in the first four games of the competition.
“I’m really enjoying my batting. When you’re enjoying it, it makes things a lot easier. You turn up to practice and you’re excited, and you get out to the middle and you’re up for the contest.
“I feel in a really good place and I just need to keep working hard at making sure I maintain that. I think one thing that’s worked really well for me is just being at peace with one mode of dismissal every now and then and accepting that it’s a game of failure, batting, and you’re not going to get it right every time.
“But you get in, you get going, you’ve got to really make it count and hopefully I can keep pushing that on.”