Broad, Root, Warne & more: Twitter reacts to England’s win in Napier

Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Shane Warne all tweet their thoughts after England secure an eight-wicket victory against New Zealand

The Sport Review staff
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Joe Root (centre) scored an unbeaten 79 on Wednesday Twitter/TIm Bresnan

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Joe Root scored an unbeaten 79 to help England secure an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand to level the ODI series in Napier on Wednesday.

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell also chipped in with a first-wicket stand of 89, before James Anderson starred with the ball taking five wickets to level the series at 1-1.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, including match-winner Root.

Stuart Broad (‏@StuartBroad8) is looking forward to the ODI decider in Auckland: “Sets up a series final on Saturday. Great win on a beautiful day. Looking forward to getting to Auckland. Need some after sun.”

Man-of-the-match Root (‏@joeroot05) is keen to pay credit to his team-mates: “Great win! Jimmy and the rest of the bowlers were awesome so were the top order and thanks for the kind messages!!”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan (‏@MichaelVaughan) praises Root: “Headlines tomorrow ‘Joe is a top root’. ‘Root on top’ #joeroot Sheffield lad @joeroot05 is a class act… first player ever to pass over 30 in his first six innings in international cricket… At this rate @joeroot05 Sheffield United will name a stand after you….#Rootend”

Ex-England coach David Lloyd (‏@BumbleCricket) joins Vaughan in hailing Root: “@MichaelVaughan @joeroot05 Joe playing brilliantly and he knows Bob Appleyard!”

Former batsman Mark Butcher (‏@markbutcher72) gives some bowling advice: “Easier to hold on to the ball in delivery if your arm is crooked on its way over…. #NZvENG ..or its #selfcorrect!”

Finally, Australia legend Shane Warne (‏@warne888) turns his attention to the upcoming India Test: “Getting excited about the first test in Chennai, should be a great series. Always close when Aus V India in India, who’s going to the game?”

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