Pink-ball Test: England have found Root, says Kevin Pietersen as Joe Root takes 3 wickets in as many overs

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen was overjoyed with the magical spell that Joe Root on Thursday displayed as he took 3 wickets in his first 3 overs.

England skipper Joe Root took 3 wickets in his first 3 overs. (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Root introduced himself on to bowl in the forty second over
  • India have been struggling at 117/5 with a lead of simply 5 runs
  • With his very first supply he went on to dismiss the damaging Rishabh Pant

England skipper Joe Root on Thursday took 3 wickets in his first 3 overs with out freely giving a single run and former England captain Kevin Pietersen was overjoyed with the magical spell that the spinner had bowled.

“England have found Root,” Kevin Pietersen tweeted as the England skipper was on a roll after cleansing up the Indian middle-order.

Root introduced himself on to bowl in the forty second over with India struggling at 117/5 with a lead of simply 5 runs. With his very first supply he went on to dismiss the damaging Rishabh Pant.

It was a fantastic thing about a supply that pitched and spun away from the left-hander as he tried to slog the ball. It took a fragile edge and ben Foakes took a simple catch as Pant needed to depart for 1 run.

Root then dismissed Washington Sundar with one other magnificence in the following over. The India all-rounder was cleaned up and the supply pitched on the center stump and spun away to hit the off-stump as Sundar tried to play the road of the ball.

Root then dismissed Axar Patel for nought, as the all-rounder tried to be attacking and got here exterior the crease to slog one over, however may solely hit it to quick additional cowl.

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