Root's double ton keeps England's hopes alive! | New Zealand v England | Day 4, 2nd Test Highlights

  • Published on Dec 2, 2019
    Highlights from Seddon Park where Joe Root scored a magnificent double hundred as England put themselves in a position to push for victory in the second Test against New Zealand.

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  • obscuresoul
    obscuresoul 7 days ago

    Funny but unsurprising they suck without their sticky sweets

  • obscuresoul
    obscuresoul 7 days ago

    I'm English but I hope New Zealand win England are cheaters more than one player use sweets to make their hands sticky it's disgraceful

  • Chris Sparkes
    Chris Sparkes 8 days ago +2

    Why is archer bowling 120kph? Makes no sense, don’t remember Brett lee bowling that speed..

  • Y A
    Y A 8 days ago

    Wtf Joe passed 10 runs

  • Pee Geezee
    Pee Geezee 8 days ago

    Spineless collapse yet again.

  • Garth William Jones
    Garth William Jones 8 days ago

    Dream on... dream on.

  • Liam Richardson
    Liam Richardson 8 days ago +2

    Great knock but the rate was too slow. Got draw written all over it🙄

  • alicoop95
    alicoop95 8 days ago +5

    Wagner celebrating getting out the tailenders like he'd just won the world cup

  • Andrew E
    Andrew E 8 days ago +2

    Didn't go hard enough imho, I mean for a team chasing a win, the run rate is ordinary.

  • Stuart McGill
    Stuart McGill 8 days ago

    Joe Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!

  • lewisyates_ 1021
    lewisyates_ 1021 8 days ago


  • Butch 78
    Butch 78 8 days ago +1

    Where are the cricket fans, sparse attendance to say the least.

    • Talal Ahmed
      Talal Ahmed 7 days ago

      If your that concerned why didn't you travel to New Zealand and be in the ground getting behind the boys

  • Nikhil Raizada
    Nikhil Raizada 8 days ago


  • Nikhil Raizada
    Nikhil Raizada 8 days ago +3

    Love England but Day 5 scheduled to rain all day...

  • Nikhil Raizada
    Nikhil Raizada 8 days ago +1


  • Nikhil Raizada
    Nikhil Raizada 8 days ago +1

    Love Rooty

  • neev Neevo
    neev Neevo 8 days ago +2

    Joe root love him or hate him...he is a class act up there with the limes of kohli..azam...sharma....warner ....smith. well done root well deserved after 9 hard months

  • Big dutty tekkerz
    Big dutty tekkerz 8 days ago

    Never keep a great player down

  • Tomás Whelan
    Tomás Whelan 8 days ago

    Check my channel for funny TikToks

  • Mark Meade
    Mark Meade 8 days ago +3

    Skip done good, class always shines through 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Francis Edwards
    Francis Edwards 8 days ago +1

    How exactly did he put England in a winning position? He was batting for his avergae - not the team. Rain around later and he needed to go for it, not score at 2 an over.

    This is no surprise - Root seemed totally and utterly thrilled at drawing the Ashes so this is England's mentality.

    • Francis Edwards
      Francis Edwards 8 days ago

      Gus Duckering England won’t lose but it could be a draw - then England lose the series. Tell me the last time England bowled a side out away from home and took 20 wickets. Sri Lanka maybe? And lol Sri Lanka.

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 8 days ago

      If it rains for the day we would have lost either way as we would have needed today to bowl them out either way

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 8 days ago

      All we need is 8 wickets in a day on a day 5 pitch

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 8 days ago

      How do u know we will lose tho

    • Francis Edwards
      Francis Edwards 8 days ago

      @Gus Duckering If there's a 10% chance to win the game over a 100% chance to lose the series I know what I'd do. Batting average is more important to Joe though.

  • boswellwhanau
    boswellwhanau 8 days ago +3

    Gee, whats happened to Broads batting?? From world class all rounder to someone only a little better than Danny Morrison?!?!?

    • boswellwhanau
      boswellwhanau 7 days ago +1

      @footystar19 4 Yeah, didn't realise just how much its gone down hill. Real pity as England could use his batting from back then today (and its a handy tool to have in the bag just in case you need someone special to dig you out of a hole).

    • footystar19 4
      footystar19 4 7 days ago +2

      @boswellwhanau He got hit in the head about 5 years ago he's been poor ever since

    • boswellwhanau
      boswellwhanau 8 days ago +2

      He is now BUT he was a blaaaardy good batter not that long ago. Now he can't even buy a run. A test high score of 168 with twelve 50's to go with it says he was once more than just a bowler mate.

    • Tom k
      Tom k 8 days ago

      boswellwhanau he’s a bowler

  • OFV
    OFV 8 days ago +4

    Well done Rooty! Hoping for a miraculous final day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 win now

  • mrb018538
    mrb018538 8 days ago +54

    If Archer isn't going to bowl 88-95mph then there's no point him playing. He's looked poor in these games, hopefully there is a reason why he's down on speed. Doesn't really help that Root is flogging him to death either.

    • Caesar The Spicy
      Caesar The Spicy 5 days ago

      @Pee Geezee Broad is shite haha I recommend you lay off the drink for a while. He's second only to Anderson in terms of english quicks.

    • Alex Churcher
      Alex Churcher 6 days ago

      Pee Geezee your delusional 😂

    • JT
      JT 7 days ago

      Broad shite? Ask Warner who has just scored 330 plus NO but could not lay a bat on him all series. You are talking nonsense or don’t know anything about cricket.

    • mrb018538
      mrb018538 7 days ago +2

      Pee Geezee what a stupid comment. Broad is the 7th highest wicket taker in history and just came off a good ashes series. Doesn’t matter that he and Anderson bowl low to mid 80s when they make up for it with generally consistent accuracy and skill. Archer doesn’t have that yet, he is picked for raw pace....if he’s not delivering that then he’s not adding much.

    • Danny Chan
      Danny Chan 7 days ago +2

      @Pee Geezee broad isn't shite. Wtf

  • David Holgate
    David Holgate 8 days ago +1

    I've really liked the look of Pope since he first come onto the scene and I've watched him on TV for his club a few times as well .... He reminds me a lot of Ian Bell with some of his shots!
    Please, please let this guy be the real deal because he could be special.

  • Lone Star
    Lone Star 8 days ago +5

    When he's in full flow, he really is the most talented, elegant batsman in the world.
    Just wish he'd hit his top form more often, as the other three do. But of the big four (Root, Smith, Kohli, Williamson), he's definitely the most joyful to watch.

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 7 days ago

      He just won’t tho, smith came back from a ban and instantly dominated a series more than kohli every has

    • Y M
      Y M 7 days ago

      @Gus Duckering He's better at tests as well, he'll overtake Smith soon don't worry

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 7 days ago

      Kohli is better in odis I’m talking about just tests

    • Y M
      Y M 8 days ago

      @Gus Duckering No Kohli is far better than Smith, but I agree Root should be higher up in the rankings

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 8 days ago

      There is no big 4 smith is miles better than anyone else

  • Rhys Lloyd
    Rhys Lloyd 8 days ago +6

    Hopefully the scenes from New Zealand will open up more English grounds for test matches.

    • Rhys Lloyd
      Rhys Lloyd 8 days ago

      @FC FC FC FC I get that. Would be nice to not prioritize bums on seats perhaps once in a while. I know that's naive.

    • FC FC FC FC
      FC FC FC FC 8 days ago

      These grounds are bigger than some of ours tbf, would like Taunton and Durham to host more tests despite Durham being banned until 2021

  • Rajeev Ravi
    Rajeev Ravi 8 days ago

    Williamson is there 🔥

  • mippyaya
    mippyaya 8 days ago +3

    Hoping very much to see Wagner face Archer...

  • Alex Churcher
    Alex Churcher 8 days ago +18

    Well done Rooty Lad!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  • Harry Blair
    Harry Blair 8 days ago +1


  • Ater Abid
    Ater Abid 8 days ago +18

    Keep it up my Three Lions well done skip

  • Cricket Legend
    Cricket Legend 8 days ago

    Atherton said root was in the same league as gower and gooch and KP... I disagree he is good and the best batsman we have atm but I wouldn't put him with them

    • Paul W
      Paul W 8 days ago

      Bullshit, he's one of the most naturally gifted and elegant batsman we've ever produced. Presumably you've never even seen him bat, I suppose Graham Thorpe was on the same level as Monty panesar too by your judgement.

    • Paul W
      Paul W 8 days ago

      Bullshit, he's one of the most naturally gifted and elegant batsman we've ever produced. Presumably you've never even seen him bat, I suppose Graham Thorpe was on the same level as Monty panesar too by your judgement.

    • mippyaya
      mippyaya 8 days ago

      @Paul W I'm comparing what I've seen with my own eyes, not what I've read on wikipedia

    • Paul W
      Paul W 8 days ago

      Gower has the 4th most runs scored by an english test batsman and you're comparing him to moeen Ali? A man who is 5500 runs, 13 tons and 25 half centuries behind him?

    • mippyaya
      mippyaya 8 days ago

      @REVENONE think you'll find that it's you that quite literally has no idea what they're talking about. Try comparing Gooch's record at the same age - not even close. Gower was everything that Moeen has been (besides a bowler). Brilliant to watch, rarely a match winner and consistently inconsistent. Comparing Gower to Root is a bit like comparing you to somebody with half a brain cell... futile.

  • Geminijets Aviation
    Geminijets Aviation 8 days ago +13

    Some good shots today! Keep it up England! #BARMYARMY

  • sticksman1979
    sticksman1979 8 days ago +29

    Nice supporting knock from Pope.

  • Herb Dee
    Herb Dee 8 days ago +57

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. Well done skip.

    • McAuley 23
      McAuley 23 8 days ago

      @Francis Edwards not irrelevant at all. He's a great batter but a terrible cricketer. Was always brought up being told respect for the game was the one thing cricket had over every other sport. Why should anyone respect Smith if he doesn't even respect the game he plays

    • FC FC FC FC
      FC FC FC FC 8 days ago

      Francis Edwards Pipe sown mate

    • Gus Duckering
      Gus Duckering 8 days ago

      Francis Edwards how can you say root isn’t class england play more good test teams than any other side and he has been our best player for 4 years, that’s like saying because Harry Kane is in bad form he isn’t class, it may have been a flat pitch but you still have to be a class player to score 226 when ur out of form vs one of the best test bowling attacks in the world

  • Wacko
    Wacko 8 days ago +4

    Still not good enough.

  • Great Jamie
    Great Jamie 8 days ago +17


  • Armaan Martins
    Armaan Martins 8 days ago +8

    Come on England!

  • Armaan Martins
    Armaan Martins 8 days ago +4