Chennai: Feb 25, 2013
The Australians by nature play aggressive cricket and the credit to humble them goes to the whole team, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said on Monday.
Australia are on the verge of losing the series-opener as they have a mere 40-run lead with just one wicket in hand, going into the last day of the match.
Asked to compare the batting of England, who defeated India in the last home series, and Australians, Jadeja said the tourists play with much positivity.
"Australian have this ego...they try to play more positive. If they have played three, four overs maiden, they show aggression, so that they don't come under pressure. But this wicket has been turning through the match, and we've bowled well Aswhin has bowled well, Bhajju pa has bowled well. Everyone has played his role [sic]," Jadeja said.
Ashwin took five wickets in the second innings and Harbhajan Singh scalped two.
"Now, we've got to take their last wicket quickly and the runs that are left to score, 50-55 or whatever, get them," Jadeja, who took two wickets, said.
The young player gave a thumbs up to the pitch at the M A Chidamabram stadium, saying it still has something for fast bowlers despite favouring spinners.
"It's a good wicket. In Indian conditions, there are such wickets. In Test cricket, you win only if you get 20 wickets. And the centre of the wicket is not damaged, so it's good for fast bowlers. Whatever wear and tear has happened, it's happened due to the footmarks of the bowlers, and it's at the ends of the wicket. I think it's a good wicket for Test cricket," Jadeja said.
"There is turn in the wicket, everyone knows that, everyone can see that. But sometimes, there's more turn than usual, which you dont really need. Mainly, we'll have to bowl in the right areas."
First Published: February 25, 2013, 7:15 pm