England v New Zealand: Joe Root & Ollie Pope superb hundreds
BBC Sport says scintillating centuries from Joe Root and Ollie Pope kept England in the second Test with New Zealand on a riotous third day at Trent Bridge.
Root, in form far beyond anyone else in the world, is 163 not out, while Pope vindicated his selection at number three with 145.
After Alex Lees fell for 67, Root and Pope flayed the New Zealand bowling in a third-wicket stand of 187.
But that was nothing compared with the entertainment provided by England captain Ben Stokes, who crashed 46 from only 33 balls.
Calm was only restored late in a day when England added 383 runs, the home side ending 473-5, 80 behind New Zealand’s 553.
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