his defense against the raw pace of bresnan, shahzad, anderson on swinging and seaming balls was solid. he was never troubled when those guys targeted his stumps. solid defense or push every time.
however when he played a bit expansively as the situation called for, he survived 3 plays and misses, and sliced one to deep backward point.
nonetheless, he has real potential because he has a cool head, and because he can defend. all he needs is to learn a proper drive shot and he can be decent. hooks/pulls and cuts are more natural shots that he can just work on in the nets.
Cricket cannot live with the mistaken belief that people want to see big hits. People like to see goals, but no one is talking of moving the goalposts a metre wider either side. (Harsha Bhogle)