He saw his fellow batsmen dig in and score big runs against Australia. For England's Jonathan Trott, the third Ashes Test provides another platform from which he can join the party at the visitors' expense.
Currently the fifth highest scorer for England in the two Tests - behind Ian Bell (317), Joe Root (221), Stuart Broad (122) and Johnny Bairstow (139)- Trott has scored 106 from four innings. The 32-year-old veteran of 45 Tests admits that the mistake lies within. (Also read: We will do everything we can for a whitewash: Anderson)
"I get myself out sometimes, if I am brutally honest," he was quoted as saying by UK's Daily Mail. "That's something I try to pride myself on not doing. It's frustrating but I feel in the past that I have contributed. Now, other people like Joe Root and Ian Bell have stepped in. Perhaps, it is my turn for the rest of the series."