County Championship: Joe Root hits century on third day of Roses match

County Championship: Joe Root hits century on third day of Roses match

Joe Root's maiden Roses century - secured with England colleague James Anderson in opposition - gave Yorkshire a realistic chance of a County Championship draw against Lancashire at Headingley. The 31-year-old has slotted seamlessly back into county cricket having resigned as England's Test captain last month, posting 75 in a draw at Essex last week followed by this serene 147 off 218 balls. Yorkshire, replying to a first-innings 566-9 declared, are aiming to extend their unbeaten start to 2022 to a fifth game and started the day on 53-2. By the close, they had reached 356-8 from 118 overs, 210 behind and 61 short of the follow-on target. Root, whose previous Roses best was 22 in six innings, shared 154 for the sixth wicket from late morning to midway through …
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