Joe Root Hits First Half-Century of 2023 ODI World Cup – World Cup Quick Update

In a remarkable feat, England’s star batsman, Joe Root, clinched the inaugural half-century of the 2023 ODI World Cup during the tournament’s opening clash against New Zealand this Thursday. The seasoned player, and former England Test captain, reached his 37th ODI half-century after facing 57 deliveries, including two well-timed boundaries and a stunning six executed with a reverse scoop shot. Unfortunately, Joe Root got out at 77 runs by Glenn Phillips.

Current Situation of England vs. New Zealand Match:

England managed to score 283/9 runs in 50 overs. New Zealand is yet to play the second half.

Top Batsman: Joe Root 77(86), Jos Buttler 43(42), Johnny Bairstow 33(35)

Top Bowlers: Matt Henry 3/48, Mitchell Santner 2/37, Glenn Phillips 2/17

This year’s World Cup, marking its 13th edition, hosts ten formidable teams and spans an extensive 45-day period, taking place across ten diverse cities in India. The pinnacle of the tournament is slated for November 19 in Ahmedabad.