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ENG vs IND: Record-Breaking Root Happy With 'Perfect Storm'

By IANS News
August 28, 2021 • 22:33 PM View: 1169

England captain Joe Root on Saturday termed England's series levelling performance in the third Test against India at the Headingley as a 'perfect storm'.

"It was almost the perfect storm, everything seemed to fall our way. Perfect little nicks to the keeper got us off to a great start, it was a brilliant bowling performance. We found our length on the wicket, and exploited it really well,"


Root said during a virtual interaction with the media after the end of the third Test, which England won by an innings and 79 runs to level the five-Test series 1-1. The first Test had ended in a drwa.

The 30-year-old batsman, who also became England's most successful Test captain having led his country to 27 wins -- one better than Michael Vaughan -- said that the opening partnership played a very important role in the win.

"That opening partnership [between Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed] to set things up was almost a turning point in the game for me," he said.

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