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Thursday, 09 July 2015 - 8:26
Joe Root century galvanises England in Cardiff
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Joe Root led an England fightback with a glittering century against Australia on the opening day of the 2015 Ashes series.

Coming to the crease with his team in trouble on 43 for 3, the Yorkshire batsman attacked from the off on his way to 134 from 166 balls in Cardiff.

Gary Ballance added a battling 61 and Ben Stokes a rapid 52 as England reached 343-7 by the close.

While Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared six wickets, Mitchell Johnson toiled on an unresponsive pitch after England won the toss and chose to bat.

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