Cricket: Joe Root scores stunning century against South Africa at Lord's in first innings of England captaincy

Joe Root, England captain
Joe Root, England captain
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Joe Root got his England captaincy off to the best possible start this afternoon with a stunning century to rescue his side from a spot of trouble.

Root came to the crease with just 17 runs on the board after the wickets of Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, but brought up his twelfth Test match ton off 150 balls with 15 fours.