Winning the toss gave us the opportunity to try to get some nerves going in their camp after their start to the tournament. We could have bowled better up front but then again you’ve got inexperienced bowlers playing against high-quality batsmen and Moeen Ali played a good impressive innings that he timed well. He put the bad balls away and probably dampened the nerves from England’s point of view.
That first-wicket partnership with Ian Bell was crucial for England. I’m sure they had a few nerves going into the match and, from past experience, it’s never easy playing against Associate nations. You know it’s a potential banana skin and they were facing a Scotland side that was feeling pretty confident.
We knew we had to start the game really well and, whether we were batting or bowling, we wanted partnerships to put England under pressure and try to get them feeling those nerves. But the partnership that Belly and Mo Ali put on was exactly what the doctor ordered from their point of view.
We fought back well throughout that innings because at one point I thought they were going to get 350 plus.