By Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail
Published: 21:24 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 21:24 GMT, 1 December 2019
Joe Root admitted he had tried to be ‘too perfect’ during a drought that ended with a century of the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park.
Root finished the day on 114 not out, his first Test hundred in 15 innings stretching back to February, and said: ‘When you’ve not scored a few for a couple of games, you always want to get back out there and make a big contribution. There was a bit of relief towards the back end of it as well.
‘I think I’ve been trying to be too perfect with a number of things, and just concentrated on trying to find a way, playing the ball as late as possible and just trying to play the state of the game.
Joe Root admitted he had tried to be ‘too perfect’ during a drought that ended with a century
‘I was trying to pick my hands up a bit more