Joe Root and Ian Bell struck pretty half-centuries as England ended Australia’s first innings quickly and then scored a brisk 289 to set Australia a target of 412 at stumps on day three of the first Test in Cardiff.
England's high got a new spike when they won the lone Twenty20 International against New Zealand by 56 runs after setting the latter a target of 192 and dismissing them for just 135 at the Old Trafford.
Eoin Morgan and Joe Root hit blistering centuries as England recorded the biggest successful chase in all One-Day Internationals in England making short work of a massive target of 350 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge to level the series 2-2.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes, whose impactful contributions were influential in his side's 124-run win over New Zealand at Lord’s, was all praise for his vice-captain Joe Root’s amazing consistency with the bat.
For two magnificent innings under pressure, one a ton that took England to a historic win in the game against New Zealand after walking into tough situations, Ben Stokes is our Cricket World Player of the Week.