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Posted on Dec 06, 07:24PM | UNI
After dominating another day of the ongoing third Test against India at Eden Gardens, England opening batsman Nick Compton today said he was satisfied with the performance of his team.
Compton, who was part of opening stand of 165 with skipper Alaister Cook, Compton said he was satisfied with the overall performace of the team.
"We always tried to developed a partnership, it good that we kept going," he added.
Compton has got start in three innings, but failed to convert it into big one. He scored his maiden Test half century before being trapped by Pryagyan Ojha on 57.
Talking about his own perfomance, the England opener said, "I have done well in patches, but haven't got the big one. But the positive thing is that the team is doing well." On his skipper, who broke many a records during his unbeaten knock of 136, the right-hander said, "He is quite amazing. The fact that he has score 7000 (youngest Test players to do so) at this small age speaks volume of him." He is very clear in his mind and knows what shot to play(when)," Compton added.
Talking about his equation with cook, he said, "I really enjoyed the time I spend with him in the middle. I have a great bonding with him. He is very chiled out" When asked to draw comparsion with Sajeed Ajmal and Indian spinners , the Englishman said, " It difficult to compare. It was England condtion (he has faced Ajmal in county matches) and this is sub-continent. Also this is Test and that was county match." Praising spinner Monty Panesar, Compton said, "The spinner did very well for us. He is bowling accurately, giving lot of support to us." Speaking about India's performaces, Indian fielding coach Trevor Penn said dropping Alaister Cook, (who was let off by Pujara at slip) was crucial.
Pujara had practiced a lot at first slip, but this things happen in cricket.
"We still have a chance. The match was still on.
Tomorrow be be a fresh day," he added.
To a query as to why Dhoni persisted with four bowlers when India was not making a breakthrough, he said,"The bowlers are in the custody of captain. Dhoni can answer this better."