England opener Joe Root speaks to the press after he scored an unbeaten ton at Lord's in the second Ashes Test to put his team in complete control of the match.

The last time 22-year-old Joe Root made it to the headlines was when Australia's David Warner planted a fist across the former's face in bar brawl. While Warner has not taken the field ever since, Root found himself opening the batting alongside skipper Alastair Cook. After failing to impress at Trent Bridge and in the first innings at Lord’s, Root showcased his class by making it to the prestigious Lord’s honour board with a Test century at the venue. With this, he became the youngest England batsman to score a ton in an Ashes Test at Lord’s. The previous best was by KS Duleepsinhji in 1930 at the age of 25.

Root was lucky to be dropped when he was only on eight and made the most of the opportunity to slam his second Test hundred. He finished the day unbeaten on 178, as England’s lead stretched to 566.