“I’m very pleased. They were tricky conditions with the lights coming on early and the pink ball and up against Jimmy Anderson who is probably the best bowler of all time. It was surreal playing against him in the middle really after I have grown up watching him play for England. It was a good battle – even though he was giving me a few words of “encouragement” now and then!
The runs were hard-earned but sometimes you have to do that.Andy Umeed
“The way we have played recently we have been in tricky situations and we have talked about the need to front up and show that fight out there so I really wanted to lead from the front. Thankfully I did that today for the boys. I’m just happy to make a contribution to the team.
“The runs were hard-earned but sometimes you have to do that. I faced a lot of balls and felt like I was going nowhere for a period of time but credit to the team, they gave me encouragement all the time, the people out there batting with me and then at lunch and team telling me to keep going.”