Jos Buttler Feels England Collapsed Because They Threw Away a Good Start

This is the first time in the series that England have been handed a reality check and they are trailing in a game against the Men in Blue.

Cricket news: Buttler also praised the efforts and performance of the Indian bowlers

The Brits have won the first two Tests but witnessed a batting collapse in the first innings of the third Test at Nottingham as they trail by 292 runs after the second day.

They started their innings well but soon fell in trouble as they continued to lose wickets in quick successions.

After bowling out India for 329 early in the second day, England went to lunch with 46 on the board with the loss of no wickets.

After they lost Alastair Cook at 54, their entire batting collapsed as they lost all their wickets in one session of gameplay.

At one moment they were at 128 for the loss of nine wickets when Jos Buttler and James Anderson added 33 runs for the last wicket.

The Poms were bowled out for 161 in the first innings as they conceded a lead of 168 runs which was aggravated later.

Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers as he took five wickets for 28 runs. Jos Buttler rightly summarised the English innings saying that they put themselves in trouble as they let the good start slip away from them.

“It’s really very disappointing after a really good start to the day as well, picking up those early wickets and being 50 for none. We let that slip. It’s important that we recognise why it’s happened, and improve,” Buttler was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).

“It comes down to the guys working hard, being disciplined, practice all the above. It’s hard, it’s not easy, it’s not meant to be easy. Test cricket tests individuals and teams in tough ways. It takes a lot of character for us to come back from tough situations like this,” he remarked.

Buttler also gave credit to the Indian bowlers and praised the way they bowled in the match so far. “They got the ball moving around, and we weren’t good enough to deal with that today,” the 27-year-old batsman added.