Stuart Broad may have won the battle, but Joe Root won the war as the England captain’s superb unbeaten 130 helped Yorkshire to the safety of an opening round draw against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Root chuckled when asked about being struck on the helmet by a Broad bouncer with his first ball at the crease this morning after the White Rose, chasing 447, had slipped to 24-2.

“It wasn’t ideal, and it dented the ego slightly as well!” he said.

“But you expect someone with 400 Test wickets to come hard at you and do everything he can to try and get you out.

“On that surface, he proved quite challenging to bat against. Fair play to him. He got it right on the money.”

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