Second Test: Jonathan Trott delighted with improved performance

Trott, though, had special praise for Compton after the opener went on to score his second successive Test ton.

"It's a great start to his career," he said.

"I hope he can go on and open the batting for a while with Alastair.

"That's what we want. Straussy managed to do that for a long time, and they were both very successful.

"It's crucial to team success, having a solid opening partnership who understand each other's game.

"I think the top three as well need to get on and work well together."{"count":3,"widgets":[{"name":"Live Test Cricket (88180567)","id":1,"type":"tvprogramme","content":{"participantId":"19","participantName":"Live Test Cricket (88180567)","paParticipantId":"88180567"}},{"name":"Additional Media 2","id":2,"type":"media","content":{"mediaTypeId":"11","imageDim":"null","mediaPosition":"2"}},{"name":"Additional Media 3","id":3,"type":"media","content":{"mediaTypeId":"11","imageDim":"null","mediaPosition":"3"}}]}