Day Four of the Test at The Oval was washed due to rain without a ball being bowled. But 23-year-old Tasmania quick Faulkner insisted Australia had not given up hope of taking the 16 wickets they needed for victory.
“It’s been a pretty boring day today (Saturday), much like yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow (Sunday) the sun comes out and we have a chance of winning this Test match, which is something we’re going to try and do,” said the left-arm seamer.
Faulkner slammed England’s tactics, saying spectators at The Oval on Friday were just as deserving of a refund as those who received one for the lack of any play at all on Saturday.
“They can play however they want to play, they are 3-0 up for a reason but if you’re 3-0 up I’d have thought you’d try and get in a position to win 4-0. That’s their choice, good on them I suppose.
“The way they batted yesterday (Friday), I suppose they chose to bat that way. If you face 115-116 overs for 240 it’s a pretty boring day.
“I know the fans get a refund for their tickets today but maybe they should have for yesterday. I think when they come to Australia it will be played on our terms and they are going to be in for a hell of a challenge back home.”