Root stars as England post 337-7

May 26, 2013, 01:26 IST | AFP

Joe Root's maiden Test century, on his Yorkshire home ground, left England well-placed in the second and final Test against New Zealand at Headingley here on Saturday.

England were 337 for seven at stumps on the second day after Root made 104, having come in with England in trouble on 67 for three following Friday’s first day wash-out.

Together with Yorkshire colleague Jonny Bairstow (64), Root shared a fifth-wicket stand of 124. The 22-year-old Root, in his sixth match at this level, was the first Yorkshire batsman in the county’s 150-year history to make his first Test hundred at Headingley. 

Joe Root
England’s Joe Root celebrates his century on Saturday. PIC/AFP

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