Root’s reverse ramp in the 12th over soared for a stylish and perfectly timed six as he elegantly lifted the length ball outside off over the keeper’s head.

At Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the inaugural ICC World Cup 2023 match is currently underway, featuring a face-off between England and New Zealand. New Zealand opted to bowl after winning the toss.

The tournament’s first wicket fell to Matt Henry, who dismissed Dawid Malan. Mitchell Santner then claimed Jonny Bairstow’s wicket, leaving Joe Root and Harry Brook at the crease.

Notably, New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson, senior pacer Tim Southee, and spinner Ish Sodhi are absent, while England is without Ben Stokes due to a hip injury.

During the 12th over, Joe Root unveiled a spectacular scoop shot on the third ball of Trent Boult’s over. With precision, Root sent the ball soaring over both his and the wicketkeeper’s heads. Root’s shot, reminiscent of Jos Buttler’s style, was a remarkable SIX. He elegantly executed a reverse ramp, effortlessly lifting the length ball outside off over the keeper’s head with a perfectly timed strike.

The England vs. New Zealand 2019 Cricket World Cup final remains a topic of endless debate and discussion, with its status as one of the greatest ever. However, New Zealand has an opportunity to silence some of those debates by securing a strong start in the 2023 World Cup opener.

In their last ODI World Cup encounter, New Zealand appeared set for victory but was thwarted by Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 84 off 98, resulting in a tied final, eventually won by England in a dramatic Super Over due to more boundaries scored over the tournament.

Last Updated on October 5, 2023

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