"England done greatly well and they're in a position where India will discover it truly hard to protect. Anything's conceivable however they'll require two huge hundreds. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are presumably the main two players fit for getting huge hundreds right now however its going to be an extreme fight.", Atherton was cited as saying by Skysports.
Michael Atherton likewise said that the trust of the group was obvious in their execution — and everything from Chris Jordan's get at slip to Alastair Cook's captaincy was perfect.