Was coming in for fearful criticism yesterday by the likes of Willis, Cork and others for being too defensive particularly when they were 155/3. I thought then and more so now that they were talking bollocks. Day 1 the wicket was as good as its going to be and once a player was in the policy of run containment was bang on and if we had been more attacking the chances are they would have scored more quickly and got a total that would be too big in the best conditions of the match. It was the same this morning - reduced them to a crawl and picked up the wickets when they came along.
All the pundits now seem really happy with 275 but theres little reference to the fearful criticism Strauss was getting yesterday. Having said that the pitch is already geting more difficult and its going to be a real test of patience for our batsmen. A test they have failed time and again this winter.