England batting coach Marcus Trescothick has praised captain Joe Root for his fiery knock against West Indies on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test at the Kensington Oval, Barbados. At stumps, England’s score read 244/3, with Root standing unbeaten at the crease after scoring 119 off 246 balls.
Root received plenty of praise from his side's batting coach Marcus Trescothick for his unbeaten 119 off 246 balls on Day 1 of the second Test match against West Indies, taking place at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Riding on Root’s hundred – his 25th in Tests – England reached 244/3 at stumps, with Root standing lonely in the middle.
Following the day’s play, Trescothick lauded Root’s valiant knock, saying, “(On Root) To have the discipline and the approach, it’s a real example for everyone else in the side. To get a hundred last week and repeat it again, it’s superb to watch. [Conditions] We expected it to do a bit early, there was spongy bounce throughout the day.”
Trescothick also enjoyed how Root and Daniel Lawrence forged a 144-run stand for the third wicket in a tricky condition in the Caribbean.
“Great day, really positive day for us. To be in this position, we are very happy where we are. We had a great platform to go from. To put the West Indies bowlers under pressure, it was a great partnership,” Trescothick added.
England, after opting to bat first, got off to a terrible start as they lost Zak Crawley in the fourth over of the innings, bowled by Jayden Seales. Alex Heels was then joined by Root and played a brief stint while adding 76 runs for the second wicket before Veerasammy Permaul dismissed him for 30.
Lawrence then came to the crease and built a magnificent partnership with Root, as the duo anchored the innings to get them past the 200-run mark. West Indies finally got a sigh of relief when Jason Holder dismissed Lawrence after scoring 91 runs with the last ball of the day.