Joe Root made 226 – his first double hundred as England captain – in the second Test against New ZealandCaptain Joe Root says he is proud of the way England “learned lessons quickly” in their Test series defeat in New Zealand.Beaten by an innings and 65 runs in the first Test, England established a first-innings…

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Joe Root made 226 – his first double hundred as England captain – in the 2d Take a look at against Unusual Zealand

Captain Joe Root says he’s sufficient with the manner England “learned lessons mercurial” of their Take a look at collection defeat in Unusual Zealand.

Overwhelmed by an innings and 65 runs in the most fundamental Take a look at, England established a first-innings lead of 101 sooner than the 2d Take a look at in Hamilton used to be drawn.

Root made 226 and opener Rory Burns 101 in England’s 476.

“I actually feel enjoy we’re a more rounded team for being out here,” Root, 28, told BBC Take a look at Match Particular.

England, beneath unique coach Chris Silverwood, collapsed from 277-4 to 353 all out in the most fundamental innings and had been bowled out for 197 in the 2d at Mount Maunganui.

At Seddon Park, they batted for 162.5 overs as they handed 400 in the most fundamental innings for the most fundamental time since 2017.

Centuries for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, and rain on the supreme afternoon, ensured a diagram that gave Unusual Zealand a 1-0 collection decide on.

Root acknowledged: “We obtained ourselves in an area in that first sport where we’re going to be pleased gone on and build them beneath huge portions of stress, made a huge first-innings ranking staunch enjoy we did this week.

“It shall be pleased regarded very various. But one factor I’m actually sufficient with is the manner we learned the teachings mercurial from that.”

England took only 21 wickets in the gathering, despite the indisputable truth that the pitches offered the bowlers minute support.

They conclude the year and not using a Take a look at collection victory for the most fundamental time since 1999, and be pleased won only two of their previous 11 away collection.

They subsequent skedaddle to South Africa for a four-Take a look at collection which begins on 26 December.

“We are a facet that wants to be taught pretty mercurial and wishes to turn into pretty resilient in these prerequisites,” Root acknowledged.

“We desire to turn into a rather more troublesome facet to beat, first and predominant, after which shuffle on and decide on games when it does salvage flat and difficult.

“Equally, we desire to head and execute actually gigantic totals and build sides beneath stress.”

Unusual Zealand, who’re 2d in the Global Cricket Council Take a look at rankings, be pleased not lost any of their previous seven collection.

“We understand how stable the England facet are and the balance they be pleased got in the team,” captain Williamson acknowledged.

“It used to be a huge struggling with effort, the amount of tight collection we now be pleased had. The fellows eager continuously desire one more sport or two. It’s been huge cricket to be a a part of.”

Unusual Zealand face Australia in a three-Take a look at collection beginning on 12 December.

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