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Root: Sums up the pitch if I am getting 5 wickets




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England captain Joe Root stated a part-timer like him getting five wickets in an innings summed up the surface after India crushed England by 10 wickets on Thursday in a rare two-day Test triumph.

Joe Root claimed sensational figures of 5 for 8 in India’s first innings to bowl the hosts out for 145. England, however, surrendered for 81 in their second innings to pave the way for India’s 10-wicket triumph.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Joe Root observed that there was a lot of spin on the surface, which aided even a non-regular bowler like him.

“It sort of sums up the wicket slightly if I am getting five wickets out there. Obviously, it was giving fair amount of spin. Yes, it was nice to contribute. But it was disappointing that it came in a losing cause.”

Joe Root’s performance was a throwback to Michael Clarke's 6 for 9 in the 2004 Mumbai Test, which was played on another rank turner.