"Win first toss: check. Score first hundred as captain: check. Bat through to the close: check. Joe Root stepped into the breach with England in a familiar spot of bother on the first day of the series and produced an equally familiar response to repel South Africa at Lord's. If Root might have preferred his scriptwriters to provide a more solid base from which to begin his work in charge of the Test side, he could have barely a quibble with how his own day progressed."
Highlights of day one (Root's innings)
Edit: Joe Root's wicket has fallen for 190 early in the proceedings of day two. A valiant effort from the new England captain.