WATCH: Mitchell Starc hits Joe Root to Break his Box

It all happened at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test against Austalia and England.

England Skipper Joe Root was facing England Fast bowlers and managed to get Century run partnership with opener Rory Burns and Joe root finished his half-century and looked to set his first Ashes century in the 10 Ashes Test he has played.

However, once again he failed to turn his half-century into a century and It is the 44th time in Test cricket he has failed to turn a 50+ score into a hundred.

The England skipper was well set on 36 when he coped a painful blow to the box from Mitchell Starc in the 39th over of the innings. an 87 kph inswinger from the left-arm seamer hit Root in the groin and he went to ground and play is stopped for more than five minutes. The blow was so hard that it cracked his box and the England skipper needed to call for replacement protective equipment for his most sensitive area.

While Mitchell Starc broke Root’s box and Josh Hazlewood took his wicket, but it was Pattrick Cummins who has troubled the Joe Root the most.

Watch Mitchell Starc cracks Joe Root’s box: