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…

West Indies v England: Joe Root & Alex Hales hit centuries as tourists win

Third one-day international, Barbados England 328 all out (50 overs): Hales 110, Root 101, Stokes 34 West Indies 142 all out (39.2 overs): Carter 46, Plunkett 3-27, Woakes 3-16 England won by 186 runs Scorecard Alex Hales and Joe Root struck stunning centuries as England steamrollered West Indies by 186 runs in Barbados to complete…

West Indies v England: Joe Root and Chris Woakes steer England to victory

Second one-day international, Antigua West Indies 225 (47.5 overs): Mohammed 50, Plunkett 3-32 England 226-6 (48.2 overs): Root 90*, Woakes 68*, Roy 52, Nurse 3-34 England won by four wickets Scorecard England survived a mid-innings wobble to beat West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day international and win the series with a match…

Joe Root: New England captain to seek advice of former skippers

New England captain Joe Root says he will seek the advice of his predecessors before taking charge for the first time in July. The 26-year-old has replaced Alastair Cook despite only leading in four previous first-class matches. “It would be silly not to talk to people who have been in this position before,” Root told…