Ashes 2013: England need to bounce back on Day 2, says Jonathan Trott

England were reduced to 238 for nine on Day One © Getty Images

Chester-le-Street: Aug 10, 2013

England batsman Jonathan Trott praised the Australian bowlers after the end of Day One of the fourth Ashes Test match at Chester-le-Street on Friday.

Australia had reduced England to 238 for nine at the end of the day after losing the toss.

“At the beginning of the series everyone said the Australians have got a good bowling line-up, and that’s true,” Trott was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

“We’ve made it difficult for their batters and they’ve made it difficult for us. It’s about trying to squeeze every run out of the game and apply as much pressure as you can,” he added.

The England batsman further said that they need to bounce back on Saturday after losing momentum on Day One. He also added that 250 was a par score on the wicket.

“It ebbs and flows over a long series. We’ve got to try and wrestle it back tomorrow like we have done in the past,” he said.

“Test match cricket is five days. You can’t go out there and give your wicket away, you hang in there and wait for your time and you have to earn the right to score runs in Test cricket.

“Australia bowled pretty well and set good defensive fields and made it difficult. Two hundred and fifty I think is the average score around here at Durham.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s a serious concern but I’d say we’re disappointed that we got ourselves into a good position then got ourselves into a bad one.”

Trott, who has had a poor series so far is confident of getting back to form.

“I’ve been able to get three good starts and haven’t gone on. But that’s cricket,” he said.

“There’s no divine right [to score]. Things haven’t gone my way but I’ve still got full confidence I’ll be able to do that hopefully in the next innings,” Trott concluded.