Friday 9 August 2013 

Video - Lyon, Trott Reflect On Opening Day

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon and England batsman Jonathan Trott reflect on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street.

Lyon took four wickets as Australia reduced England to 238 for nine but he paid tribute to the fast bowlers and Australia's fielding.

"Yeah, we bowled quite well," he said. "Our pace bowlers bowled fantastically but we've been well supported in the field with David Warner and Chris Rogers running around in the field.

"We knew building pressure, that's the way you take Test match wickets, that's the way you play Test cricket, you've got to be patient.

So, by building pressure from both ends, it's going to cause, hopefully, an error somewhere along the line. so we're happy with the way we bowled today."

Trott, meanwhile, made 49 before he was caught at short leg by Usman Khawaja off the bowling of Lyon and he admitted that England were disappointed with how the day ended, particularly as they had been in a strong position in the afternoon session.

"I'd say we were disappointed to have got ourselves into a good position and got ourselves into a bad position," he surmised.

"We're not too sure what a good score will be - first innings - on that wicket. I think batting first was the correct decision, getting ourselves to, I think, about 150 for two, so in hindsight it was right and as a group pretty disappointed that we've ended the day behind."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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