BAYLISS: WE ARE STILL LEARNING ALL THE TIME
England coach Trevor Bayliss played down Virat Kohli’s comments that the visitors didn’t show enough intent with the bat to save the second Test match in Visakhapatnam. England capitulated after the loss of captain Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed who had meticulously put on 75 runs in more than 50 overs. “He can say that. He’s just playing the game as well,” said Bayliss. “We could have been 180, or we could have been six down as well.
England lost eight wickets for 71 runs in the last Test
“We felt we had to have wickets in hand. “Yes, we’d love to have had a few more runs on the board. But some [people] have criticised us in the past for losing too many wickets going for runs.” Bayliss brushed aside any thoughts that Kohli’s mind games would affect the England batsmen and backed them to come good as they played more games. “They’re learning all the time. They’re disappointed in there, but they’re learning all the time,” he added.