England's Joe Root praises Ollie Pope's maturity after second Test stand

Pair put on 193 runs in seventh-wicket partnership Root: ‘He showed maturity, read the situation well’ Ollie Pope was praised for his maturity after Surrey’s 21-year-old prodigy, playing in the second Test as a wicketkeeper, struck his maiden half-century amid a bumper alliance with Joe Root. The right-hander made 75 from 202 balls, his first significant contribution in an England shirt since being thrust into the Test spotlight against India last year, in a No 4 position that was too high so early in his fledgling career. Continue reading...

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