Joe Root frustrated after defeat by India
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Joe Root was frustrated after his team’s defeat against India. They lost all ten wickets, and his biggest mistake is that they didn't start furiously at the beginning. "It's been frustrating today to lose 10 wickets," Root said, as quoted by cricbuzz "But, I think, actually, where the game is lost - where we could really stamp out authority on things was earlier in the game.
I think we should have gotten a bigger lead the first time round." "It would have been nice to have another 100 runs, actually. And then we're looking at a very different game. "We've got to be a little bit more ruthless with those first innings runs and with our catches, although some of them were extremely difficult." "But it has to be said, at the same time, you give chances and half-chances to world-class players and they take them.
We've seen that throughout this game."
It is especially disappointing fact because the English had a good chance "It's disappointing, frustrating, especially turning up today with the opportunity to go and win a Test match.
To be bowled out is hard to take for the lads in the changing room. " "Also, we'll look at how we responded from Lord's and the performance we put in at Headingley. We're going to look to do exactly the same at Old Trafford," Root said.
"We had to earn the right to get ourselves in a position to dictate terms. It was always going to have to be the case that we needed wickets in hand. We certainly set things up nicely." The English could not find an answer to India's good game, which ultimately cost them defeat "Going into lunch it would have been nice to be only one down.
It was more if we got into a position near tea where we had wickets in hand then we could have definitely looked to put our foot on the gas and put India under pressure." "You know when there are wickets in hand you always feel like you can score quickly.
India would have probably had to be a little more defensive with some of their fields and they would have had that in the back of their mind that we could chase them down. "Unfortunately we couldn't quite take it deep enough and that was a wonderful spell of bowling that really turned the game.
They got the ball reversing nicely and they took advantage of it, and we just didn't have the right answers which is slightly frustrating."