England might have lost four wickets in the final session against Pakistan, but Alastair Cook believes England still enjoyed a good second day in the victor chandler review.
It didn't take long for England to finish off the Pakistan innings before Cook and Jonathan Trott put together a strong run that took Englands total to 166-1 as the betvictor free bets gathered pace.
At that stage England looked set for a big lead but Saeed Ajmal removed Cook (94), Kevin Peitersen (14) and Eoin Morgan (3), while Abdur Rehman dismissed Trott (74).
That left the total at 207-5, a deficit of 50, but Cook remained upbeat.
"I think we've had a good day," he told Sky Sports.
"To wrap up their innings (was good). The last half-hour has shifted it back maybe to evens but we're one partnership away from that 50 deficit being a 50 lead at lunch.
"It was nice to get off to a good start, so it was a shame to lose those wickets; it turned a really good day into just a good day I suppose."
"In subcontinent conditions, you never get to 20 very easily," added Cook.
"Sometimes in English conditions, you can get to 20 quickly. But here it's always hard work for the new guy coming in.
"When the partnership gets going, it's hard to break it. Not that much happens, and you get used to the conditions as a batter. You can get into a groove."