Joe Root remained unbeaten on 102 on Day 1 © Getty Images
Joe Root remained unbeaten on 102 on Day 1 © Getty Images

 

Jun 13, 2014

 

England will aim to put up a strong first innings total when they resume at 344 for five on the second day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s, on Friday. Joe Root’s slammed his second hundred in as many Test matches at the venue was the highlight of England’s innings on the first day, after initial slip-up.

 

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According to AFP, Root’s 102 not out helped take England to 344 for five at stumps on the first day of the first Test after they’d been struggling at 74 for three when the 23-year-old Yorkshireman walked out to bat. Root, who made a Test-best 180 against Australia at Lord’s last year, was well supported by Matt Prior (76 not out) in a so-far unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 135.

 

However, recalled wicketkeeper Prior was fortunate not be out for a second-ball duck before completing just his second 50 in 21 Test innings. Moeen Ali (48), one of three debutants in a new-look England side following their 5-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia, had previously helped Root steady the ship during a fifth-wicket stand of 89.

 

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