Root hits 184 in first Test as captain – highlights & report

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First Investec Test, Lord’s, day one
England 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46
South Africa: Yet to bat
Scorecard

Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa.

Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4.

But Root steadied the ship with Ben Stokes and then made hay with Moeen Ali as England closed on 357-5.