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Created chances but dropped them : Joe Root


Australia has come out on top of England in the first Ashes Test at Gabba, Brisbane. Choosing to bat first, Joe root got it all wrong when England realized that the pitch favoured the seamers on day 1. England although showed a fightback in the second innings from Root and Malan, they weren’t able to pose a challenging target for Australia.

Speaking in the post-match presentation, Joe Root admitted that his side created chances but dropped them. In his own words, “If I am being honest, we can’t create too many chances as we did and put them down.” Root was referring to Warner’s catch being dropped off on the bowling of Ollie Robinson. Warner also survived the clean bowled from Stokes as the bowler stepped the foot over the line.

England were 29 for 4 in their first innings and Root admitted that’s it not a position to start a test series. England were 2 down on 61 in their second innings but showed promise of a comeback with a 162 run partnership between Root and Malan.

“We know we need to improve. I do think the way we responded in the second innings showed a great amount of character and fight which we will need throughout the rest of the series.”

Got wrong side of the weather : Joe Root

The conditions were overcast when England got bundled out for 147 runs. But Australian innings did not commence on Day 1 after England’s 1st innings due to rain and wet outfield. The 2nd day was clear sky and bright sunshine which made batting relatively easier for the Australian batsman and they took full advantage of it.

“Got on the wrong side of the weather. The two and a half-hour session in the second morning made it difficult for the bowlers to keep the bowlers fresh and keep coming back. So, these things happen and you got to learn from this and become stronger forward and that’s exactly what we are trying to do ahead for the rest of the series.” Root said to Adam Gilchrist during the post-match presentation

The second test will now get underway in Adelaide from the 16th of December. A lot of hype is building up around this match due to the pink ball test and more importantly because of England’s premier seamers Anderson and Broad, who were left out in the first Test at Gabba.

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