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England's Joe Root scores first hundred of 2019 World Cup


NOTTINGHAM: England's Joe Root scored the first hundred of the 2019 World Cup when he reached three figures towards Pakistan in a bunch game at Trent Bridge on Monday.

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Root finished his 15th one-day global century in 97 balls, together with 9 fours and a six, with a quick single off Wahab Riaz.

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But it would have been a special story had he no longer been dropped on 9 through diving slip Babar Azam off left-arm speedy bowler Riaz.


Root used to be brushed aside for 107, stuck through Mohammad Hafeez off the bowling of Shadab Khan, leaving England 248 for 5.


Root and Jos Buttler (103) have been guiding the match favourites against an imposing target of 349 after Pakistan left England wanting a World Cup record chase.


The pair placed on 130 for the fifth wicket however each have been out in a while after reaching their masses and the tail had too much to do. England may just simplest organize to succeed in 334/9 after all, and lost the high-scoring contest through 14 runs.


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