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Coach Farbrace urges England to show resilience and fight back

 Agencies |  2016-11-19 01:31:17.0  |  Vishakapatnam

With England gasping for breath after losing half their side on day two, assistant coach Paul Farbrace on Friday urged his batsmen to show resilience and fight back to save the second cricket Test against India.
"We knew it would be tough. We knew it's going to turn. 

We knew there would be variable bounce. That's what you expect. They have got high quality spin attack. There's nothing that happened on Friday from a pitch or their bowling point of view that surprised us," Farbrace said.

"We knew India would bounce back, there's no point regretting about it. There's no point making any excuse. We got to adapt and adapt quickly if they're going to have a long international career. 
"There was that period where we looked like we got a bit frenetic, we didn't cope particularly well and those are times when you've got to show a little bit more resilience and fight," he added.

England suffered a big setback with their man in form Joe Root getting out for 53 while Haseeb Hameed (13) was also run out cheaply.

Farbrace said the players had to show more collective application with the bat. "What we've got to do is cope better under pressure. We had a period on Friday which was meek and mild, a bit soft. We've got to get these periods out. Having fought back this morning, it's not a position we want to be in.

 It's pretty disappointing," he said."The key thing for on Saturday morning, and it is a very old cliche, is that we bat until drinks in that first hour and if Stokes and Bairstow can show the same courage, guts and good application of technique it will become slightly easier," he said.

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