England’s man of the day Jonathan Trott believes that first Test is evenly poised and expected India to make a strong comeback on second morning on Friday.
“The game is even really. India will obviously try to make inroads as a bowling unit while we, who played pretty well today…have a lot of hard work tomorrow,”
“We can’t rest on our laurels and just expect to be 200 for two tomorrow,” he added.
“We have to go out there and work hard because obviously they’re going to be really keen to make inroads and it’s our job to go out there and combat that.
“We’ll see where we are after the first hour. We don’t look too far ahead, we just take it an hour at a time, maybe half an hour at a time.
“Even an over at a time if someone’s bowling a good spell and try to get the score as high as possible.”
Today’s effort improves Trott’s already-remarkable record at Lord’s.
His first Test appearance at the home of cricket, against Bangladesh, yielded scores of 226 and 36 not out, which he followed up with a sensational 184 to ensure England a series success over Pakistan.
Earlier this summer, he endured his first failure in being dismissed for just two against Sri Lanka before scoring a fluent half-century in the second innings.
Trott claims he does not try any harder at Lord’s, although he admits it is every cricketer’s dream to impress at the venue.
“I’m not too sure (why he has such a good record),” he said. “It’s nothing to do with grounds, I don’t think like that.
“I try to do the best I can at every opportunity and we play here twice a year so maybe we just get more of an opportunity here.
“But it’s the home of cricket, it’s every cricketer’s dream to play here. It’s a privilege and you want to make the most of it.”