‘I had to make a statement’: Joe Root says century was special innings
the Guardian -

• England captain helps England to 278-run lead in Pallekele• ‘You have to try to enjoy the occasion, not feel the pressure’

As good leaders must Joe Root has practised what he preached. Throughout this tour Root has promised a more aggressive approach on the turning tracks of Sri Lanka and when the going became tougher his players did not desert those ambitious plans. “There might have been a temptation to go into our shell after we had a deficit after the first innings. Yet it was the...

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