Watch – Joe Root Hits a Reverse-Scoop off Tim Southee for a Six

Joe Root has been in sensational form for the last couple of years. He has been scoring tons of runs in red-ball cricket. On Sunday, he brought up yet another century in Test cricket. He smashed the fastest century of his career off just 166 balls.

Notably, the former English skipper also equalled the record of the former Indian and Australian skipper for the most centuries. It was Root’s 27th test century and now he is equal to Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.

He resumed on Day 4 with 166 runs, but unfortunately missed his well-deserved double century. Root got out on 176 off 211 balls to Trent Boult. However, he hit 26 boundaries and one maximum. But his best shot came on the first ball of the 117th over, when he hit Tim Southee for a six.

He played a reverse scoop shot that went over the slips for a six. Even the on-air commentators were surprised to see that kind of shot by Joe Root. 

Watch Joe Root hit a scoop shot for Six

Check out the reactions from on-Air commentators

Speaking of the match. New Zealand made 553 runs in their first innings. Daryl Mitchell scored 190 runs and Tom Blundell scored 106 runs. England also had a good start but lost four wickets early on day four. As a result, the home team was bundled out for 539. Root scored 176, and Ollie Pope also brought up his second century. He scored 145 runs. 

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