Ashes: Joe Root joins Alastair Cook in elite club

JOE ROOT ENTERTAINED AS ENGLAND THRILLED ON DAY 1 OF THE FIRST ASHES TEST AGAINST AUSTRALIA

JOE ROOT HIT HIS 30TH TEST CENTURY TO REITERATE HIS GREATNESS ON DAY 1 IN BIRMINGHAM

ROOT HIT 118 NOT OUT WHEN ENGLAND MADE A SURPRISE DECLARATION CALL ON 393 FOR 8

ROOT BECAME ONLY THE 2ND ENGLAND BATTER TO HIT 30 TEST CENTURIES

ONLY ALASTAIR COOK HAS MORE. HE FINISHED HIS TEST CAREER WITH 33 CENTURIES

ROOT ALSO WENT PAST DON BRADMAN IN THE ALL-TIME OF BATTERS WITH MOST TEST CENTURIES

ROOT HIT 4 SIXES, PLAYED TWO AUDACIOUS REVERSE SCOOPS

ROOT HIT PADDLE SCOOPS, CARRYING ON FROM WHERE HE LEFT AT THE NETS IN THE IPL

JONNY BAIRSTOW HIT 78 IN AS MANY BALLS, STITCHING A 121- RUN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROOT

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