Saturday 20 July 2013 

Video - Root, Siddle On Saturday's Play

England batsman Joe Root and Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle reflect on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, which ended with England 566 runs ahead.

Root scored his second Test century, closing on 178 not out, as England reached 333 for five in their first innings.

"It was great.I really enjoyed it as you can imagine," he said.

"The best thing is we are now in a good position to hopefully go on and set ourselves up for, hopefully a win. And if we continue to do play well like we have done so far in this game, then that'll hopefully happen."

Siddle, meanwhile, paid tribute to the way that England had executed their gameplan.

"You could see the way they batted, they knew the first two sessions if they could obviously grind us down, and wear the bowlers down, get then into their second, third, fourth spells and they knew that they'd be able to obviously make up for it, cash in a little bit in that last session, which they showed," he said. "A lot of credit to them, they batted well."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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