Jun 6, 2022, 11:49 IST

Watch! Joe Root’s bat holds itself upright without the batsman even holding it spooks out the internet


The first test match between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s cricket ground was one for the ages. The English team won the first test by 5 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. This was also the first test for Ben Stokes as the full time England test captain. Brendon McCullum the newly appointed red ball coach started his journey with a fantastic win over his former national team mates. One incident from the 1st test has been doing the rounds which has spooked many cricket fans.

Paranormal activity at Lords?

One eagle eyed twitter user recently put up a video of Joe Root’s bat during the Lord’s test. Root who was standing at the non-strikers end was waiting for Kyle Jamieson to run into bowl to Ben Foakes. The twitter user was shocked to see the bat was standing upright without it being held by Joe Root. This sent a lot of cricket fans on twitter into questioning if there was some paranormal presence at Lord’s cricket ground.

Special day for Root –

It was indeed a special day for Joe Root as he became the 14th batter and the 2nd Englishman to breach the 10,000 run mark in test cricket. Root who quit captaincy in April, found his form with a brilliant 26th test century for England. Root has been having an exceptional last few years with the bat and the 31 year old showed his class yet again. Root was not out on 115 off 170 balls with 12 fours to his credit. Chasing 277 to win, it was Root who weathered the storm to take his team home after they were reduced to 69 for 4.

Winning start for Stokes and McCullum –

It seems the coach and captain combine of Stokes and McCullum has begun on the right note. The English team may have struggled initially with the bat, but the bowlers namely Broad, Anderson and Potts showed their class. Anderson was lethal in the 1st dig, while Broad was spectacular in the 2nd. The win helped England take a 1-0 lead with the 2nd test to be played at Nottingham starting Friday, and the last at Leeds starting 23rd June.