Root stars as England beat New Zealand in 1st Test
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But he remains far and away the team's best batsman, with his decisive hundred at the 'Home of Cricket' paving the way for just England's second win in 18 Tests as they went 1-0 up in a three-match series against the reigning World Test champions.
He received excellent support from wicketkeeper Ben Foakes (32 not out) in an unbroken stand of 120, with the pair denying New Zealand a breakthrough after England resumed Sunday on their overnight 216 for five.
The series continues at Nottingham's Trent Bridge on Friday.
New Zealand 1st Innings 132 (M Potts 4-13, J Anderson 4-66)
England 1st Innings 141 (T Southee 4-55, T Boult 3-21)
New Zealand 2nd Innings 285 (D Mitchell 108, T Blundell 96; M Potts 3-55, S Broad 3-76)
Result: England won by five wickets
Series: England lead three-match series 1-0