England showed aggressive instincts in Nottingham Test: Hossain

He said that a score of more than 500 can lower the confidence of any team but watching Ben Stokes match with the New Zealand bat was heartwarming.

“When a captain puts a team in and then sees them make 553 it can really dent his confidence and throw him out on the field thinking that his team has a bigger task on their hands. So for England all but chase him on Monday, with smart rather than reckless intent, and then putting real pressure on New Zealand with the ball was a brilliant effort,” Hussain said in his column for the Daily Mail on Tuesday. Told.

New Zealand posted a mammoth total of 553 in the first innings, but England’s batting stood up to the challenge, scoring 539 runs backed by centuries from former captain Joe Root and Ollie Pope. England then reduced the tourists to 224/7 at stumps on Day 4 to give them a bigger chance of winning the game on Tuesday.

“All the way down the order England looked to be attacking, taking Monday, and it’s a pretty good sign that they backed the word about positive intentions with actions. It’s here (Trent Bridges) ) in the position. The whole pitch and a quick outfield, suited that style and there would be times when the ball would be moving around that they would have to temper that approach,” said Hussain.

He said captain Ben Stokes and new head coach Brendon McCullum had instilled confidence in the team, which was going through a rough patch for a long time.

“Cricket can knock you out and make you negative – as it has done for England over the years – but what Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have already done is remind these England players that your Representing the country should and could be fun. He also enjoyed chasing a target of over 550!”

He said Tuesday will be the first true test of Stokes-McCullum “philosophy” and will always try to win. “He has said that he has always wanted to try to win the game and has given himself a chance to win it against all odds. A five-wicket haul in the final session (on Monday) gave England a real chance to face the target. Given the opportunity, under five overs they would love to chase down the final day,” said the England legend.

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