Normally the most understated of cricketers on the field, Root said it was a spur of the moment decision as he got carried away by hitting a four to win the game taking him to exactly 100. After 18 unsuccessful attempts across all formats, Root finally registered three figures in an innings at Lord's on Saturday, and then promptly followed it up with another in the third ODI against India to seal England's come-from-behind series victory.
Stokes has yet to return to his best after his latest injury setbacks and was subdued for much of the one-day series against India but Root insists he is not distracted by the prospect of his day in court.
"It's two very good sides - when they're on top, they really are on top, you keep your foot on the throat and don't let opposition up", said Wood.
This was Root's second unbeaten century in successive innings after his 113 not out helped England level the three-match contest with an 86-run win at Lord's.
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Meanwhile, Root said allrounder Ben Stokes would be available for the test series opener at Edgbaston despite his trial on a charge of affray starting in Bristol the day after the scheduled fifth and final day of the test. "We thought Dinesh did well, but he couldn't convert his start, so I don't regret the batting order changes". "Everyone in the England team will hold their hands up and say in the first game we were absolutely drilled, we were beaten into the dirt".
"If Ben's fit to play, he'll be up for selection".
"The Test squad is pretty settled, and it's going to be a lengthy series".
"That's rubbish. MS is not going anywhere", added the Indian cricket team head coach.
On Tuesday, with wickets falling in regular intervals, Dhoni remained calm and managed to score 42 runs off 66 balls.