English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has revealed that the English batsmen were clever in their approach while dealing with Pakistani bowling attack at Old Trafford as compared to Lord’s.
Jonny Bairstow said that the English batsmen were not careful while handling Yasir Shah in the first Test match at Lord’s but they overcame the deficiencies in the second Test to neutralize the Pakistani leg-spinner. He added that a four-man bowling attack of Pakistan is demanding on the body and they utilized this to their advantage at Old Trafford.
“We gave some soft wickets away to Yasir Shah at Lord’s, but we executed our skills a lot better this time. Pakistan have only got a four-man attack, which is a bit more demanding on the body, so we wanted to get their bowlers into their latter spells, which we managed to do,” said Bairstow in his column for Sky Sports.
Bairstow was happy to see his side make a comeback and level the series at Old Trafford after going down at Lord’s but now they are focused on winning the series with two matches left.
“We’ve pulled this series back to 1-1 as well, and have to now look at it now like it’s a two-game series to win. We know what we’ve got to do.”
The third Test match between Pakistan and England is scheduled to begin at Edgbaston, Birmingham on the 3rd of August.