Cricket

Compton promises no let-up from England

2016-05-25 16:48
Nick Compton (Getty Images)

Chester-le-Street - Nick Compton said on Wednesday that England are determined to carry on from where they left off when they face Sri Lanka in the second Test in Durham starting on Friday.

England won the first of a three-match series by the huge margin of an innings and 88 runs inside three days at Headingley last week.

"We've got to build on the first Test. It was great to be part of that win -- to win a Test in three days is fantastic," Compton told Sky Sports on Wednesday.

Top-order batsman Compton was dismissed for a duck in England's lone innings at Headingley.

"It would have been nice to score some runs in the first Test but there's been some quality preparation and that's where my focus is, so when I get my chance I'm really on it."

Meanwhile Compton insisted complacency would not set in despite the crushing nature of their first Test win.

"I think we're a team that feels confident but realise we've got another Test on our hands -- and every Test is tough," he said.

Compton also had some words of consolation for a Sri Lanka side routed by James Anderson and Stuart Broad in typically overcast English conditions in Leeds.

"I think the English batsmen, facing Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson in these conditions, would find them pretty tough," said Compton, the grandson of England great Denis Compton.

"We've got home advantage, they are going to want to adjust and look at some of the replays of the conditions at Headingley and build on it. They're a young team."

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