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“What Is This Sorcery?” Fans React To Viral Video Showing Joe Root’s Bat Standing On Its Own

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“What Is This Sorcery?” Fans React To Viral Video Showing Joe Root’s Bat Standing On Its Own

The new era of England cricket started with a win under the leadership of new skipper Ben Stokes but it won’t be wrong to say that it was former skipper Joe Root who played an important role in this victory. The first match of the 3-match test series between England and New Zealand was played at Lord’s and the hosts won the match by 5 wickets. Joe Root played an unbeaten innings of 115 runs and helped his team in achieving the target of 277 to win the match but other than his wonderful innings, he is making headlines because of his bat as well.

A video clip from the second innings of England is going viral for all the magical reasons. In this video, Joe Root is standing at the non-striker’s end but what is making people go crazy is the fact that Root’s bat is seen standing on its own. The clip was posted by a Twitter user with the caption, “I knew @root66 was talented but not as magic as this……. What is this sorcery? @SkyCricket #ENGvNZ”               

Soon Twitter was flooded with reactions and here are some of the selected ones:

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The toss was won by the visitors and they decided to bat first but their decision backfired as the whole team got wrapped up at the meager score of 132. In response, England had a good start but then it lost wickets quickly and managed only 141 runs in its first innings. However in the second innings, Kiwi batters – Daryl Mitchell (108 runs) and Tom Blundell (96 runs) played beautiful knocks and helped their team in putting up 285 runs on the score board. England had to score 277 runs to win the match and with the help of Joe Root’s century and Ben Stokes’ 54, England successfully chased the target.

 

With this innings, Joe Root has also become the 14th batsman of the world to touch the mark of 10K runs in test matches. Surprisingly he is the second batsmen from England to achieve this milestone despite the fact that cricket originated from England only.

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