Amazing to bat with highest century maker for England: Nick Compton

Nick Compton

Compton feels that Cook's ability judge a delivery is exceptional.

"He always knows what's he's going to do. He has forward defence, the sweep shot, he seems to do that time and time again. That's the mark of a serious player. He does the simple things for a long period of time. He's been very very clear batting at the other end."

Compton scored his maiden half-century from three Test in a 165-run opening partnership with Cook.

"He's very clear in his gameplan and confidence as well. It does give the other players confidence. He's so solid. You know he's not going to give his wicket way easily. If we can stay with him, you're doing job."

Cook hit a six off Ravichandran Ashwin and Compton said he has all the shots in his armoury.

"The six was originally not a mark of his game but he has probably taken his game to another level with the array of shots."

Compton said that as a team England were very satisfied with the second day's outcome as there were couple of good partnerships.

"As a team, we are very satisfied. We spoke about developing partnerships and that's something we managed to do very well. The 160 and 50 odd partnerships that we put was a good way to grind them down."

Although he couldn't convert his 50 into a big score, Compton is happy that England are in line to post a mammoth total.

"It's important to stick to your own Gameplan. I wanted to get used to the conditions and make most of the opportunities. Although I have again missed out on a big score, I am happy to get a half century. I am trying to take my score away from the equation. I am looking at team's score."

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