Joe Root feels that England are placed in a strong position

The Ashes 2015 didn’t really start well for England in the first session of day one at Cardiff when they were reduced to 43 for three. England batsman Joe Root registered his seventh Test century after getting an early reprieve when he edged one full delivery from Australian bowler Mitchell Starc, but was dropped by wicket-keeper Brad Haddin behind the stumps.

Making utmost use of the chance, Root stuck to the basics and confronted the bowling attack with confidence launching a counter-attack. He scored an aggressive 134 and rescued the England innings. In the above video, Root is addressing the media after the end of day one at Cardiff. He speaks about various factors related to the game and gives his views on the match in-progress where he feels England are strongly placed at the end of day one at 343 for seven.

Root and Gary Ballance built a solid base by putting together a 153-run stand as the lower middle-order too chipped in with some handy runs.