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Joe Root expects important day five

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Root in action at The Adelaide Oval (©GettyImages)
Root in action at The Adelaide Oval (©GettyImages).

Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root feels that day five of the second test at Adelaide Oval could prove out to be a very important one in the context of the series.

At the end of day four which was almost dominated by Australia again, Root told ECB.co.uk: “We pride ourselves on showing fight and we’ve been very disappointed with the way that we’ve played so far as a batting unit.

“We’re going to have to keep improving, take as much from this innings as possible and front up for the rest of this game and Perth as well.”

Well, whatever he has said is actually right because if England find a few more positives on Day 5, they could well win the third test at Perth with the help of the confidence that they would like to regain by showing some fight.

When asked about his batting, the Yorkshire lad said: “I did enjoy it out there, I was obviously very disappointed to have to drag myself off but it was a good challenge and we’re going to have to keep scrapping hard into tomorrow.

“The most disappointing thing is to leave the bowlers to do the work. I wanted to be out there at the end of the day’s play regardless of my own individual score.”

On his conversations with Mitchell Johnson, he admitted: “It’s great. I am not sure how he feels about it but I enjoy Test cricket, getting in those little confrontations and trying to make sure I come out on top.”

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