3rd Test: Root puts England in command with third ton


Carrying on the best form of his life, England captain Joe Root scored his third century of the series against India to move his team into a prime position to win the third Test at Headingley on Thursday. Root struck 121 — adding to knocks of 109 and 180* earlier in the series and three other three-figure scores in 2021 — as England reached 423-8 at the end of Day 2, for a lead of 345 runs.