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