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Sport Root wants 'fight and pride' from first ball in Hobart

10:12  12 january  2022
10:12  12 january  2022 Source:   afp.com

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Hobart (Australia) (AFP) – England captain Joe Root Wednesday called on his team to harness the " fight and pride " they showed in salvaging a draw in Sydney and use it from day one at the fifth and final Test in Hobart . But Root , England most capped skipper after breaking Alastair Cook's record when he led his team out for a 60th time in Sydney, said they must now show the same character from the first ball and not allow Australia to take control. "There was an element of relief managing to get through those last few overs but the desire, the fight and the pride that everyone showed on that last

Joe Root claimed England’s dramatic draw in Sydney had restored pride in his team and represented “a small step forward” after their Ashes disappointment. Three of England’s top seven carried painful injuries into the day’s play, Stokes battling a side strain, Bairstow with a badly hurt right thumb and Jos Buttler nursing a fractured left index finger. While the first two head to Hobart for the series finale uncertain of their participation, Buttler has already been ruled out and could yet struggle to make the West Indies tour in March.

England captain Joe Root Wednesday called on his team to harness the "fight and pride" they showed in salvaging a draw in Sydney and use it from day one at the fifth and final Test in Hobart.

Joe Root shakes hands with Australian coach Justin Langer at the close of play after England's battling draw in Sydney © DAVID GRAY Joe Root shakes hands with Australian coach Justin Langer at the close of play after England's battling draw in Sydney

The tourists staved off Australia's victory push on Sunday with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad batting out two tense final overs to deny Australia a fourth straight Test win in the lopsided series.

Root said the way his men clung on to avoid defeat had given them a platform for the day-night Test at Hobart starting Friday.

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Joe Root claimed England’s dramatic draw in Sydney had restored pride in his team and represented “a small step forward” after their Ashes disappointment. Root ’s side batted for the entire fifth day at the SCG, clinging on by the skin of their teeth as they finished on 270 for nine with last man James Anderson arriving at the crease to see off the final over of the match. While the first two head to Hobart for the series finale uncertain of their participation, Buttler has already been ruled out and could yet struggle to make the West Indies tour in March.

Joe Root claimed England's dramatic draw in Sydney had restored pride in his team and represented "a small step forward" after their Ashes disappointment.

"On the back of three very difficult games where we underperformed ... to come back and get something from the last game showed a great amount of character and something definitely for us to build on moving forward," he said.

But Root, England most capped skipper after breaking Alastair Cook's record when he led his team out for a 60th time in Sydney, said they must now show the same character from the first ball and not allow Australia to take control.

"There was an element of relief managing to get through those last few overs but the desire, the fight and the pride that everyone showed on that last day is something we have to harness," he said.

"We have to play like that more frequently through the five days, not just on the last day when everything is on the line, trying to get something from the game, but from ball one.

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England captain Joe Root praised the “grit, guts, determination and pride ” of his team after they batted through the final day nine down to draw the Fourth Ashes Test at Sydney, despite a slew of injuries, one of which has ended Jos Buttler’s tour.England produced a fighting team effort to avoid the whitewash, with Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow all soaking up 100 balls , before the last three Jack Leach, Stuart Broad and James Anderson shared 75.Stokes (side) and Bairstow (thumb) will remain on tour as the series moves to Hobart for Friday’s final Test.

Video: Root wants England to "show we're a better team" in final pair of Ashes Tests (The Independent). Head coach Chris Silverwood and bowling Coach Jon Lewis will also reunite with the squad having both recovered from COVID-19. Root said he felt an "overwhelming" sense of pride at the result that followed heavy losses in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. " I think a lot of the guys could see a number of players hurting physically, and still putting in a huge amount and in many ways, it lifted the rest of the group," said Root .

"We've proven to ourselves that we can do it, now can we take it a step further?  That's what we have to build on, that's what we have to take from the last game and into this one."

England head into the finale of their gruelling tour with injury concerns.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has already left Australia with a fractured finger while experienced pair Jonny Bairstow (thumb) and Ben Stokes (side strain) are racing the clock to be fit.

Root said it was too early to tell if Bairstow and Stokes would be ready, with Sam Billings, Ollie Pope and Dan Lawrence potential replacements.

"We have to see where they are at, what their bodies can handle," he said.

"We need to make sure they are physically in a place where they can get through five days of hard cricket.

"It's all right being fit to play but you've got to be fit to perform and that's what we've got to work out."

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