Collingwood lauds Root

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 14:50 hrs

MOhali, Jan 23 (IANS) Former England captain Paul Collingwood Wednesday lauded compatriot Joe Root for his performance in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India here at the PCA Stadium Wednesday.

Root, who made his debut in the ongoing series, scored an unbeaten, explosive 57 off 45 balls - hitting eight fours and a six - to propel the visitors past the 250-mark.

"No matter what happens in this series, @joeroot05 has made his mark on International cricket. What a find #IndvEng," tweeted Collingwood.

This was Root's fourth career ODI game which India won by five wickets.

Collingwood is in India doing commentary for the series.

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