Ben Stokes (C) celebrates his century during play on the fifth day of the second Ashes cricket Test match at Lord's on Sunday. AFP
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was 115 not out when Root closed the innings after lunch on the last day.
Australia are without Steve Smith. The star batsman was ruled out with a concussion suffered when he was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his 92 on Saturday.
Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 251-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.
"Cricket deserves much better than that. And Lord's, the home of cricket, deserves much better than that also," president Greg Dyer and chief executive Alistair Nicholson said in a joint statement.
The star batsman fell face forward onto the ground and received several minutes of on-field treatment involving both Australian and England medical staffs amid concerns he could be concussed. He eventually got to his feet and then, after a prolonged conversation with Australia team doctor Richard Saw, decided to retire hurt with Smith receiving a generous round of applause as he walked back into the pavilion.
The opener was fielding in front of the Hollies Stand on Saturday when the crowd started shouting: "He's got sandpaper in his hands!"
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