Ajinkya Rahane can score a big hundred on Day 5, says Michael Atherton © Getty Images
Ajinkya Rahane can score a big hundred on Day 5, says Michael Atherton © Getty Images

 

Jul 31, 2014

 

Former England cricketer Michael Atherton has said that an Indian recovery led by Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane was possible but would be an uphill task. India were 112 for the loss of four wickets at stumps on Day 3. England had set a target of 445 for India to chase, and the visitors are still 333 runs behind that target.

 

“They’ve [England] done wonderfully well and they’re in a position where India will find it really hard to defend. Anything’s possible but they’ll need two really big hundreds. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are probably the only two players capable of getting big hundreds at the moment but it’s going to be a tough battle.”, Atherton was quoted as saying by SkySports.

 

Michael Atherton also said that the confidence of the team was apparent in their performance — and everything from Chris Jordan’s catch at slip to Alastair Cook’s captaincy was impeccable.

 

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