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England tossed away wickets on the second morning in the quest for quick runs with Stokes and Ollie Robinson caught from mis-timed shots, wicketkeeper Ben Foakes losing his footing and being stumped for a duck and Stuart Broad nailed plumb lbw after missing an attempted sweep shot.
But their attacking instincts continued to advance the game.
Root batted with ever-increasing aggression and again played a couple of his reverse scoop shots. The shot had caused his downfall in the First Test but here they were middled to the boundary.
Root added 52 runs from 42 balls – including three sixes – before Stokes again chose to declare with wickets intact.
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