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“I Had To Give Something Back To Him”- Joe Root Expresses His Feelings After Guiding England Home In The First Test Under Ben Stokes

ENG vs NZ Live Update: At the end of the first test match between England and New Zealand, which took place at Lord’s on Sunday, England emerged victorious by five wickets, with Joe Root undefeated on 115.

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The former captain of England has been put under a significant amount of strain as a direct result of England’s poor performance over the course of the previous year. The reorganization of the team included new people in positions of leadership and management.

However, Root was able to maintain his cool and calmness under pressure and perform when it meant the most. He said that it was his way of paying back Ben Stokes, who had just been selected as captain.

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During the post-game presentation ceremony, the 31-year-old player gave the following remarks:

“Due to the many test matches that Ben has won for us while I have been captain, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give something back to him. I have a lot of fun on the pitch, and my goal is to drive in as many runs as I can. I could not have asked for a more qualified individual to serve as the team’s leader.”

Root and Stokes have again rescued the home team from a potentially disastrous situation. After being reduced to 69/4, the two seasoned caretakers combined to score 90 runs for the fifth wicket, which helped to reignite the run-chase.

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ENG vs NZ Live Update: Joe Root and Ben Stokes again came to the rescue for England

Stokes was dismissed after scoring a well-made 54. But Root and Ben Foakes were able to push the squad across the finish line together. They put up a game-winning partnership worth 120 runs, with the wicket-keeper finishing undefeated on 32.

Fans and teammates gave the Yorkshire batsman a standing ovation as he became the second English batter after Alastair Cook to reach the milestone of ten thousand runs scored in Tests.

Speaking about it, Root said:

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“It’s been a while since I’ve won a Test match, so this one means a lot to me. I hope that we will be able to make progress as a result of this. We are always met with an enthusiastic response, for which we shall be thankful till the end of time.”

Joe Root has scored a total of 10015 runs throughout the course of 118 matches, including 26 centuries and 53 fifty-plus scores.

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