Matt Prior believes that England have given themselves a great chance in the first Test against India thanks to their fightback on day two.
Matt Prior has insisted that England have given themselves a great chance in the first Test against India following their fightback on day two in Ahmedabad.
The tourists were bowled out for just 171 in a disastrous first innings, but openers Alastair Cook and Nick Compton rallied to leave them on 111-0 after they were forced to follow on.
However, England are still 219 runs behind India thanks to the hosts' declaration of 521-8.
"We all know that our first innings was a bit of a shocker, to lose wickets quickly is always disappointing," said Prior.
"As a professional sportsman you have to look forward and look at taking positives from a day. The way Compo and Cookie went about their business this afternoon was absolutely fantastic.
"To end up none down at the close of play - we take a huge amount from that."
Prior was bowled out for 48 runs in the first innings.
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