IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Twitter Applauds Joe Root’s Stunning Spell As He Claims Maiden 5-Wicket Haul | Cricket News

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India were bowled out for 145 on Day 2 of the third Test against England, having started the day’s play on 99/3. Skipper Joe Root was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, registering his maiden five-wicket haul in the longest format of the game. Root claimed figures of 5/8, conceding the fewest runs in a Test five-wicket haul for England since 1924. The 30-year-old’s five-wicket haul is further the cheapest by a spinner in the longest format of the game. 

Root’s game-changing spell has drawn praise on social media platform Twitter. 

English international cricketer Alexandra Hartley termed the cricketer capable of outperforming Ravichandran Ashwin. 

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“Anything Ashwin can do Joe Root can do better… #INDvsENG,” she tweeted.

“Not content with leading with the bat Joe Root now has to dominate the bowling! A superb 5-8 from the Captain! #ENGvIND,” read a reaction from a fan.

“Joe Root has been disguised as a batsman all these years, absolute ridiculous spell of bowling! #ENGvIND,” stated another fan. 

Root’s spell was further hailed as one of the greatest “spells of bowling in test match cricket”. 

“Take a bow @root66 Unbelievable effort 5for8 off 6.2 What a effort against India, in India. One of the greatest spells of bowling in test match cricket.#INDvENG #JoeRoot #channel4cricket,” the tweet read.

“That’s an unreal fight back from England – and a brilliant bowling performance from Joe Root. England still have a chance in this game – incredibly – only trail by 33 runs. #INDvENG,” said another fan.

Root accounted for the dismissals of Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah.

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