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India vs Australia 2013: Michael Clarke is great to bat with, says Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade scored 62 on Day One of the first Test against India at Hyderabad © Getty Images

Hyderabad: Mar 2, 2013

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade who scored 62 runs and put on a 145-run stand with skipper Michael Clarke for the fifth wicket, spoke about the partnership after first day’s play of the second Test against India at Hyderabad.

Talking about Clarke, Wade said to bcci.tv, “He’s a great person to bat with; he can talk and take you through the innings for a bit longer. It was a good partnership, but it would’ve been much better had we pushed to 200 together. Unfortunately, we lost a few wickets in that last session.”

Wade had injured his left cheek bone ahead of the match and there were doubts about his availability. But the Southpaw said, “There was no doubt that I would play. I just had to make sure that my eye didn’t close. When I woke up today in the morning, I had a look in the mirror and I could see properly. So, I said I’ll play.”

Asked if he had a certain plan to counter the Indian spinners, “Yes, it was a plan. I’ve worked out my plans against the spinners and pacers in the nets and it’s satisfying to see that they’re working. I will stick to them in the series.”

He was lucky to survive a stumping chance but was dismissed right after, giving a catch to Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

“I went back to cut it, but it bounced a little bit more than I expected and went to the fielder. That was disappointing, but the positive was that I faced a lot of balls,” Wade said.

Wade, who has never played in Indian conditions also spoke about the challenges of keeping wickets in the subcontinent and said, “It’s obviously different tracks to ‘keep on, but you’ve just got to watch the ball hard and get in good positions. You’ve got to create enough chances for yourself.”

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