ENG vs NZ: Watch - Joe Root Brings Out His Trademark Shot As He Reverse Scoops Trent Boult For Six In Ahmedabad

Published - 05 Oct 2023, 05:51 PM

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The wait is finally over as ICC World Cup 2023 is underway. England are facing New Zealand in the first game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Joe Root has steadied the ship for his team after they faced early blows. 

England after being put into bat first had a fiery start with the bat as Jonny Bairstow (33) took attack to the New Zealand pacers and smashed them all over the park. However, he along with Dawid Malan (14) couldn’t carry on the start that they got as they lost their wickets early and were tumbling at 64/2. 

Joe Root, who wasn’t in greatest of form, has looked solid at the crease and has played some crips shots. He has made sure that his team doesn’t get off the platform as he has steadied the innings after two quick wickets and is scoring fluently. 

Joe Root also brought out his trademark reverse scoop shot in the match. It happened during the 12th over when Trent Boult bowled a full delivery that was slanting in. The batter got into the position early and middled it as the ball sailed over the keeper for six. 

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After the wickets of Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook (25) played some brutal strokes but he got carried away and ended up throwing his wicket away. England were left at 94/3 and the onus will now be on Joe Root to take his team to the big total in Ahmedabad. 

ENG vs NZ: Joe Root completes 1,000 runs against New Zealand 

Joe Root during his innings has achieved a special milestone. The England batter completed 1000 runs against the Kiwis in the ODIs and became the only batter from his country to achieve the feat. He has also smashed three tons and five fifties with 106* being his highest score. 

Here’s the Playing 11 of England 

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

Here’s the Playing 11 of New Zealand 

Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

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