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Root digs in,Eng out of trouble on Day Two

Joe Root hit a maiden Test century on his home ground at Headingley and Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 64 to leave England at 337/7 in the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Leeds | Published: May 26, 2013 2:10:22 am

Joe Root hit a maiden Test century on his home ground at Headingley and Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 64 to leave England at 337/7 in the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday. New Zealand stemmed the tide when Trent Boult took three quick wickets with the new ball but Matt Prior and Graeme Swann responded with a quickfire half-century stand. After the opening day was washed out by rain,England lost Nick Compton (1),Jonathan Trott (28) and Alastair Cook (34) to go to lunch at 67 for three.

BRIEFSCORES: Eng 337/7 (J Root 104,J Bairstow 64; T Boult 3/48,K Williason 1/49)

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