We stuck to our guns and were rewarded: Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott

Trott said there was a lesson for his team's batsmen from the way Dhoni and Kohli batted today for two and a half sessions.

"We saw the way they batted today for two sessions. Their basics were really good. Their gameplan worked out and now it's a case for us to go out and do the same and put a big score on the board."

Trott felt the pitch was not totally flat and it's a question of the batsmen's application like the Indian fifth wicket duo did.

"It is a good pitch. We saw at the end of the day with new batsmen coming in, it's quite tricky to get started and we got a few new batters in and got them out. So it's not completely flat."

Trott said that he and his teammates need to apply themselves while batting like Kohli and Dhoni did today.

"We have to apply ourselves like Dhoni and Kohli did. It's certainly very flat and the ball gets soft quite quickly. The patience of the fielding team is the most important thing."

"You have to trust yourself and your teammates and when you get a chance, you have to take it, which happened. We went five hours without a wicket and then got four wickets, which is what happened. So it's great advertisement for the game and tells you how quickly the game changes."

Grabbing the rarest of chances that comes one's way while a long partnership is going on is the key.

"You know that two guys are playing really well but in the back of your minds, you know that after all the hours in the nets and all the fielding, you'll just have to back each other and grab the chance when it comes."

Asked about what is the cue that England took from India's batting today, he replied,"That when we bat, we have to bat well for three sessions and not two-and-a-half! Hopefully, we can do that on the fourth day."

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