England’s 330-run win over Pakistan in the second Test was mightily impressive. Joe Root’s performance was even better.
He scored 254 and 71 not out, took four catches and even claimed a wicket in his only over as England wrapped up victory with a day to spare to level the series. He can do no wrong.
We have long since known Root is a top-class batsman – he would comfortably make mine or anyone else’s world XI – but the way he played at Old Trafford was not far short of perfection.(BBC,2016)