Frustrating to miss a hundred, says Rogers

Frustrating to miss a hundred, says Rogers

 Chris Rogers made his third consecutive half-century but the opener was left disappointed again as he failed to make it big. 

"I'm just frustrated, really,” said Rogers whose sequence of scores now reads 55, 55 and 57 in the last three innings. “Three scores in the 50s are good in some respects, but it's also very disappointing. As an opener, you do the hard work and put yourself in a position where you can get a big score. To get out like that was disappointing because I felt good today. My feet were going and I had a real desire to get a big score,” he remarked.

The southpaw felt the game was even at this stage. “It's pretty even at this stage,” he noted. “There's enough in the wicket if you get it in the right areas. There was the odd ball that seemed to 'kiss' and go a bit quicker off the wicket.”

Rogers agreed that India’s bowling was more disciplined on the day. “Definitely they're working out their plans. They had plans for each batsman; to go short at me and Hads (Haddin). They didn't come around the wicket at Davey (Warner) early on. So they're definitely thinking about it and working hard. They are getting better and hopefully we can do the same,” he offered.

Among the Indian bowlers, Rogers said, Ishant Sharma has been the toughest to face for him. “I find Ishant the toughest may be because of his angle,” he pointed out.  “He comes across me and swings other way, still has that skill to get the ball to straighten ...

You always know that you have a chance when he is around, particularly today I felt he was the biggest threat. It was important that try and get through and other guys, I realised, were good too.”

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