England were poor, but it is 'very unfair' to say they lack respect – Root

Media playback is not supported on this device New England captain Joe Root says it is “very unfair” to suggest his side’s batsmen “lack respect” in their approach to Test cricket. England were twice bowled out cheaply as they were thrashed by 340 runs in the second Test against South Africa. Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan…

Root hits 184 not out in first innings as England Test skipper

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Lord’s, day one England 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46 South Africa: Yet to bat Scorecard Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa. Arriving…

'If I knocked him out, I'd have lost my job' – the making of captain Root

First Investec Test, England v South Africa Venue: Lord’s Dates: 6-10 July Start: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport app and online; live text commentary and in-play video clips on BBC Sport website & app On Thursday, Joseph Edward Root will…

England v Ireland: Joe Root stars with bat and ball as hosts seal series at Lord's

Second one-day international, Lord’s England 328-6 (50 overs): Morgan 76, Root 73, Bairstow 72*, McCarthy 2-61 Ireland 243 all out (46.1 overs): Porterfield 82, Stirling 48, Plunkett 3-21, Root 3-52 England won by 85 runs Scorecard Joe Root starred as England sealed a series whitewash over Ireland in their two-match one-day international contest courtesy of…

Root out cheaply as Yorkshire dominated by Hants

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two): Hampshire: 455: Vince 147, Berg 99*; Coad 4-71 Yorkshire: 128-6: Ballance 63*; Berg 4-32 Hampshire 3 pts, Yorkshire 2 pts Match scorecard Gareth Berg’s brilliant all-round performance helped put Hampshire on top on day two against Yorkshire. The all-rounder scored an unbeaten 99 to help the…

Alastair Cook: Joe Root will take time to get used to England captaincy

Joe Root will take time to get used to the England captaincy because “nothing can prepare you” for the role, says his predecessor Alastair Cook. Cook resigned as England captain in February, with Root taking over for this summer’s home series against South Africa and the West Indies. “It is a big role, but an…