England tour of India - Cricket: One bad day is not end of series: Trescothick
Published: Monday, December 3, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
India loses early wicket, 24 for one
Mohali: England opener Marcus Trescothick on Monday ruled that one bad day at office didnt mean the end of the series for England. Trescothick, who scored 66 during a second wicket stand of 125 with Nasser Hussain, spoke to reporters at the end of the first days play of the first Test against India."We have encountered world class spinners like Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan in the past and done well against them," the stocky opener said."There is no reason why we can't counter Harbhajan. We hope to improve against spin as the series goes on. The important thing is we have to be more disciplined in our batting if we are to sort out Harbhajan."India got off to a dream start with debutant medium pacer Tinu Yohannan claiming the wicket of Mark Butcher in his very first over.The 22-year-old Yohannan, the first Test player from Kerala, is the son of former Asian Games long jump gold medallist T C Yohannan."It's a dream to play Test cricket for India, but to get a wicket in your first over is quite incredible," the lanky pace bowler said.Trescothick too paid tributes to the young bowler. "Yohannan was a very difficult bowler to play when the ball was seaming about in the morning," he said. "But there was no problem negotiating the others."