Ahead of the vital first Test against India slated to get underway from August 1, England captain Joe Root failed to impress with the bat as he fell cheaply in the Roses match. The only consolation for Root, who fell for three in the second innings of Yorkshire's County Championship clash away to arch-rivals Lancashire, was that he was caught behind off the bowling of England spearhead James Anderson on the second day of four at Old Trafford. In a Roses match where bowlers have been on top, Adam Lyth had earlier fallen for four Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, out for just one as ex-England paceman Graham Onions struck twice.
Root had been the first of a trio of world-class batsmen involved in a hat-trick from Lancashire all-rounder Jordan Clark on Sunday when he was lbw for 22. Next ball Clark then had Williamson lbw for a duck before England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow was caught in the slips.
Yorkshire, the White Rose county, were dismissed for 109 but led on first innings as hosts Lancashire, whose emblem is the Red Rose, slumped to 102 all out in reply.
Monday saw Bairstow guide Yorkshire to 154 for four in their second innings at lunch, the in-form batsman 77 not out from just 63 balls at the interval as his side established an imposing lead of 237.
England begin a five-Test series with India at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham.
(With AFP inputs)
- England begin a five-Test series with India at the Edgbaston
- Yorkshire, the White Rose county, were dismissed for 109
- Monday saw Bairstow guide Yorkshire to 154 for four
|1||Virat Kohli India||920|
|2||Kane Williamson New Zealand||913|
|3||Steven Smith Australia||901|
|4||Cheteshwar Pujara India||846|
|5||Joe Root England||807|
|1||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|2||James Anderson England||874|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|5||Ravindra Jadeja India||804|
|1||Virat Kohli India||899|
|2||Rohit Sharma India||871|
|3||Joe Root England||807|
|4||David Warner Australia||803|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||798|
|1||Jasprit Bumrah India||841|
|2||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||788|
|3||Kuldeep Yadav India||723|
|4||Trent Boult New Zealand||699|
|5||Josh Hazlewood Australia||696|
|1||Babar Azam Pakistan||858|
|2||Colin Munro New Zealand||815|
|3||Aaron Finch Australia||806|
|4||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||749|
|5||Glenn Maxwell Australia||745|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||752|
|3||Kuldeep Yadav India||714|
|4||Adil Rashid England||676|
|5||Adam Zampa Australia||670|
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