England cricket captain Joe Root taken to hospital with severe dehydration after batting for three hours in temperatures of 47.5 degrees Celsius

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ENGLAND cricket captain Joe Root was taken to hospital with severe dehydration, vomiting and diarrhoea.

The England skipper missed the start of day five of the fifth Ashes Test but later arrived at the SCG wearing his hospital tag.

 Joe Root arrives at the SCG with his hospital tag on Monday

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Joe Root arrives at the SCG with his hospital tag on Monday
 England captain Joe Root makes his way to the dressing room after arriving at the SCG

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England captain Joe Root makes his way to the dressing room after arriving at the SCG
 Joe Root was clearly struggling as the temperatures in Sydney reached record highs

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Joe Root was clearly struggling as the temperatures in Sydney reached record highs

Root ended day four of the fifth Test unbeaten on 42 in a partnership with Jonny Bairstow.

England resumed on 93-4 in their second innings after making 346 in the first.

Australia declared on 649-7 meaning England face an almost impossible task not to lose what has been a disastrous tour 4-0.

Root batted for almost three hours on a day where temperatures reached 47.5 degrees Celsius in Sydney.

England cricket captain Joe Root arrives at the SCG for the final day of The Ashes after being hospitalised for severe dehydration
 Joe Root batted for almost three hours in searing heat - now he is in hospital with dehydration

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Joe Root batted for almost three hours in searing heat – now he is in hospital with dehydration

 

 There was some concern from the England medical team as to the condition of the England talisman

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There was some concern from the England medical team as to the condition of the England talisman
 The England captain seemingly gave the OK to the medical team that he could battle on

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The England captain seemingly gave the OK to the medical team that he could battle on

It is the region’s hottest weather for 79 years.

At one point during his innings, the medical team were forced to come to Root’s assistance, where he was provided with water.


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He has suffered with vomiting and diarrhoea and was treated at hospital ahead of play.

Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow is the other not out batsman, with Moeen Ali the only other recognised batsman left for the tourists as they try and avoid a 4-0 series loss.

England still needed 210 to make Australia bat again.

 Joe Root is currently unbeaten on 42 in England's second innings in the fifth Test - but may not be fit to continue

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Joe Root is currently unbeaten on 42 in England’s second innings in the fifth Test – but may not be fit to continue
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