‘It’s like being a kid again’: Root enjoying playing in England’s team of ‘rock stars’ – video | Sport

England chased down the biggest fourth innings target in their Test history to beat India by seven wickets and square the postponed series at 2-2. England stood at 259-3 overnight, with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow having already put on 150 for the fourth wicket. The pair knocked off the required 119 runs with ease, Root finishing on 142 not out and Bairstow 114 not out, as England reached 378 for three and the match was concluded half an hour before lunch. Root crafted his fifth Test hundred of the year, while Bairstow’s purple patch continued with a second century of the Test and fourth in his last five innings. Root said after the match: ‘It’s like how it felt when I first started playing.’

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