Kolkata, Dec 6 (IBNS) After dominating another day of the ongoing third Test match against India at Eden Gardens, England opener Nick Compton on Thursday said he was satisfied with the performance of his team.
Compton, who was part of opening stand of 165 runs with skipper Alastair Cook, said he was satisfied with the overall performance of the team.
"We always tried to developed a partnership, it is good that we kept going,´´ he said.
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
Pragyan Ojha on 57.
Talking about his own performance, the England opener said, ´´I have done well in patches, but I 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 runs (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 said.
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 chilled out."
When asked to draw comparison with Sajeed Ajmal and Indian spinners, the Englishman said, ´´It is difficult to compare. It was England condition (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 performance, Indian fielding coach Trevor Penn said dropping Alastair Cook, (who was let off by Pujara at slip) was crucial.
´´We still have a chance. The match is still on. Tomorrow be be a fresh day,´´ he added.
To a query as to why Indian skipper MS 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.´´
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)