KOLKATA: With the Eden Gardens pitch playing ‘tricks’, England batsman Jonathan Trott whose team has taken a decisive first innings lead in the third Test against India, eysterday said the visitors would like to add more runs quickly before declaring.
“The wicket is playing tricks with some of the balls keeping low and others bouncing a bit. Though you do not put your entire gameplan according to the pitch, we will surely like to put up some more runs quickly to our total before declaring,” Trott saod after the third day’s play at the Eden Gardens.
Trott who scored 87 and partnered skipper Alastair Cook to stitch together 173 runs, praised the southpaw for his magnificent innings but expressed disappointment at his bizarre dismissal.
“It was strange...freak may be. One of those things that just happen. Obviously it was disappointing that Cook did not get his double ton which he deserved. His was a magnificent innings and has lifted our confidence.
“Cook has been playing magnificently for the last couple of years. It is always nice to get an opportunity to bat with him,” said Trott. IANS