England captain Root scores ton as Yorkshire draw with Nottinghamshire | CTlive.info - South Africa News

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Joe Root scored his 26th first-class century on Monday, with 16 of those coming in Test matches for England
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day four):
Nottinghamshire 408: Clarke 112 & 329-5 dec: Clarke 97*
Yorkshire 291 & 277-2: Root 130*, Ballance 101*
Nottinghamshire (12 pts) drew with Yorkshire (9 pts)

Joe Root struck an unbeaten century as Yorkshire batted throughout day four to draw their Division One opener against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

England’s Test captain, who was struck on the helmet first ball by a short Stuart Broad delivery, recovered to add to his first-innings score of 73.

Root (130 not out) and Gary Ballance (101 not out) led Yorkshire to 277-2.

Notts had declared on their overnight 329-5, leaving Joe Clarke three runs shy of his second century in the match.

That left Yorkshire a notional target of 447 to win and paceman Jake Ball removed both Yorkshire openers in the morning session.

Root and Ballance came together with Yorkshire in trouble at 24-2 but they were unmoved for the remainder of the day, sharing an unbroken third-wicket stand of 253.

There were some nervy moments for Root, not least his uncomfortable first-ball misjudgement when facing his England team-mate Broad.

But the 28-year-old was fine to continue and got to his 26th first-class hundred after tea, with a draw agreed soon afterwards.

Joe Root ducked into a Stuart Broad short ball first up and was struck on the helmet
Broad was quick to check on his England team-mate Root
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