Joe Root and Moeen Ali frustrate India in first Test


Joe Root said England played fantastic cricket on Wednesday (November 9) after his sparkling century helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India. The 25-year-old put on 179 with Moeen Ali, who reached the close one run shy of his century, after India’s spinners had reduced the tourists to 102-3 on a placid track. Ali, who is on the verge of his fourth Test century, was at the crease with Ben Stokes who was on 19 at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association ground. Root smashed 11 fours and a six…

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