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Trott credits bowlers

Nagpur: England had a tough time almost throughout the third day of the final Test here, when Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni stitched together a 198-run partnership.

However, picking up three wickets in the last half-an-hour enabled the visitors to come back in the game, feels England No. 3 batsman Jonathan Trott.

“The instances (in the last half-an-hour) changed the match massively. Credit to the guys for sticking out for five hours despite no success and still, coming back to the game to even things out.

“It’s still pretty neck and neck but credit to the bowlers to take the chance and grab it. Besides, what Alastair (Cook) did was a game-changer or even a series-changer,” he pointed out. Trott was referring to Cook’s direct hit to run out Dhoni.

Elaborating further, Trott said: “Dhoni runs very quickly between the wickets, which makes Alastair’s effort even better. He went to his right and threw down the stumps with the momentum taking him the other way.”