Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan scored a fluent 70 on his return to Test cricket. (Image Credit: Twitter)

England batsman Dawid Malan lauded the Indian bowlers for asking a lot of questions to the batters with the ball despite them not picking up many wickets as they would have liked to. Day two completely belonged to the English side as they rubbed salts on the wounds of the Indian team with another superlative batting performance.

Dawid Malan was one of the contributors as he and Joe Root formed an excellent partnership for the third wicket that took India out of the race almost. Malan was dismissed for 70 in his comeback match and he showed a lot of positive signs for the upcoming Tests as well. The Indian bowlers looked very ordinary on the Headingley pitch that offered hardly any assistance.

Joe Root and Dawid Malan
Joe Root and Dawid Malan (Image Credit: Getty)

Dawid Malan Feels India Did Not Get Much Help From The Wicket

Dawid Malan mentioned that the wicket had changed a lot after the first day when the Indian batting order collapsed totally for just 78. He also reckoned that India had put in a lot of effort with the ball but was unlucky to have not got any purchase from the wicket. He credited the Indian bowlers for still trying their hearts out and asking a lot of questions.

“The wicket changed massively from the first day the first hour when they were batting,”

“I would not say they were flat with their bowling. They absolutely ran in and tried their socks off. They asked a lot of questions probably didn’t get that much help from the wicket,” Dawid Malan told in an interview after Day Two’s play.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma hasn’t found his rhythm (Image Credit: Twitter)

Dawid Malan Heaps Praises Of His Skipper

Dawid Malan lauded Joe Root for his scintillating century he scored in the ongoing Leeds test and it is also the third century for him in the series which has come at a very good strike rate as well. Malan explained Root’s feet movement helping him out really well and added that Root has always been looking up run-scoring opportunities.

“He scores runs all the time, and with the ease and the speed with which he does, it is quite fantastic. He has led from the front again as he has done in the Test series so far, all credit goes to him,”

“He moves his feet so well, the ball position where he hits the ball is so good. He hits the ball so much late than most people, he always looks to score. If you bowl a bad ball, he just puts you away. If you look at all the greats who played, if you miss your length they hurt you and Joe is one of those. It’s great to watch from the other end.”

Joe Root
England skipper Joe Root bear-hugged by Jonny Bairstow after reaching his hundred. (Image Credit: Twitter)

England ended day two on 423 for the loss of 8 wickets with a lead of 345 runs and they have a stiff grip on the match as of now.

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