England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss admitted his team wasn’t good enough following their 2-0 series defeat against Pakistan, saying all three matches could have been won had chances been availed. Pakistan thumped England by 127 runs in the third and final Test to take the series and with it rose to number two in the rankings, leaving England sliding down to sixth.
England Could Have Won All Three Matches Trevor Bayliss
Pakistan won the second Test in Dubai by 178 runs while the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi. Asked about his reaction to the defeat, Bayliss replied: “It’s obviously one of disappointment. The players, as well, at the moment are very disappointed — obviously knowing that we had a chance to win probably three matches here. “We were in all three with a chance of winning, but in the end we weren’t quite good enough.”
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England were deprived of a dramatic win in the first Test when bad light ended play with the tourists needing just 25 runs. They then dismissed Pakistan for 378 and looked set for a good lead in Dubai before being bowled out for 242. England also had a 72-run first innings lead in the final Test in Sharjah before allowing Pakistan to set a 284-run target by dropping crucial catches.
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Bayliss said there were mixed gains from the series.“There are some positives to take out of the series, but also some negatives.“From a batting point of view, obviously the captain’s (Alastair Cook) batting was superb, and so was (Joe) Root’s,” said Bayliss of Cook’s 263 and Root’s 85 in the first Test.