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Joe Root bears responsibility for loss to India

England captain Joe Root shouldered responsibility after India consigned his side to a morale-sapping last day defeat at Lord's, insisting his leadership had been found wanting when the pressure was on. Root has done more than any other England player to keep his side afloat in 2021, scoring an unbeaten 180 in the first innings to keep his side alive in this second LV= Insurance Test - but the burden of carrying too many under-performing players was too much.

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