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

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,

By IANS News August 28, 2021 • 22:33 PM View: 1261

"A substantial first-wicket partnership was exceptional and credit to those two lads. Under pressure, to come out and perform like that and get us to 135-0 was brilliant. It really set the game up and gave the rest of us the opportunity to go and make that big first innings score that me and Silvers (head coach Chris Silverwood) harp on all the time," Root added.

The England captain also praised his bowling attack. "It was a clinical performance. We took advantage of the conditions on day one, thought we bowled exceptionally well," he said.

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While Root has led England to 27 Test victories, Vaughan has led the country to 26 Test wins, followed by Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook with 24 wins each.

"I'm living my boyhood dream of captaining England. Something I dreamt of doing from when I was really small. We have a great group of players, who are very talented and dedicated to becoming better all the time," said Root.

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"Couldn't be more proud for going past Michael [Vaughan]. But you don't do that on your own as a captain. It is down to the group of players and the coaching staff as well. It's all one big thing. You're the one making the decisions, but they are the ones going out and time and time again putting in performances. I'm really proud of the way they have done that this week," he added.


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