Originally Posted by Sir Virgs and Zamora
Should he have dug in at 190 for 7 or smash 59 to add almost 100 with the tail?
Should he have dug in at 343 for 7 overnight after day one of the ashes series or come out and smashed 77 to add almost 100 with the tail?
Should he have dug in at 310 for 8 at Trent bridge or smashed 38 off 24 to add 60 with last two wickets?
Three ashes wins and three perfect innings.
Second Test comes in at 210-6 hits 39 off 57. Second innings 6-64 out caught for a duck. In the fifth Test in both innings he had a strike rate of around 50 and was caught behind both times.
Batting where is there are times when a breezy 30 isn't needed and it would be far better if he could play defensively and stick around. If England are 100-5 and he comes in smashing 30 off 30 balls isn't needed.