Home > News >

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: It will be difficult for India to save the match, says Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was battling hard to save his wicket on fourth day, but he failed to do so © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan was battling hard to save his wicket on fourth day, but he failed to do so © Getty Images

Southampton: Jul 30, 2014

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day. India were placed at 112 for four in their fourth-innings’ in pursuit of 445 runs. “It is going to be hard for us tomorrow,” said Dhawan, who scored 37 runs in the second innings. “England are in a good position. But we need to have a good partnership and then maybe we can see how it shapes up with the two batsmen in the middle.” Dhawan further said it is difficult to bat on the pitch because of wear and tear.

“I feel the wicket has started taking turn and it is also seaming a bit. There are some spots created on the pitch because of wear and tear. There is a rough patch outside off-stump and then the ball is also turning when it is not pitching in the rough. You cannot predict this sort of movement, spin or seam, and it is not easy to bat there in the middle,” he said. Dhawan has been struggling for runs in this series and for once he got a start in the second innings. But it came to nought as he fell to a terrific delivery from Moeen Ali who later also snapped up Virat Kohli.

“When you get out to a good ball, then you cannot do much about it,” said Dhawan about his mode of dismissal. Asked why Indian openers don’t seem to fire together, he said, “It is sad and frustrating that we are not getting runs together and not able to give that big partnership at the front of the order. “Of course Murali Vijay has done well on this tour. But it is part of cricket. I am working hard in the nets. I tried playing close to the body as well in the second innings but you cannot do much when you get good balls.”

After the end of day’s play, England’s under-fire pacer James Anderson was seen having a few words with Ajinkya Rahane, and umpire Rod Tucker had to step in. But Dhawan dismissed the incident off-hand. “That is normal. It happens in cricket,” he said, without referring to the ongoing Ravindra Jadeja issue.

Complete coverage of India’s tour of England 2014

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai Day 2: Sarfaraz Khan dismissed for 109

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy East Zone vs South Zone, 2nd semi-final at Rohtak Day 2: Stuart Binny snares top order

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs North Zone,1st semi-final at Mohali Day 2: Gautam Gambhir holds innings together

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Sarfaraz Ahmed’s century helps Pakistan reach 454/8 agaist Australia at Tea on Day 2 of 1st Test

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan pround to score tons against all Test playing nations

Duleep Trophy: South Zone bundle out East Zone for 84

Andrew Flintoff to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL 2014/15

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 2nd semi-final East Zone vs South Zone at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone are tottering at 69 for 7 at Tea

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Diwali special: Check out what gifts Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Hrithik Roshan should exchange this Diwali!

Lenovo RocStar music-focused Android KitKat smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus audio launched in India, priced at Rs 6,499

Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Siachen Glacier

Google’s new Inbox app is the Google Now of Gmail

इबोला : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लड़ाई में क्यूबा का साथ देगा अमेरिका

इबोला से संक्रमित अमेरिकी फोटोग्राफर विषाणु मुक्त घोषित

How are Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt celebrating Diwali?

Diwali 2014 Special: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Sunny Leone – Top 7 Bollywood patakas we love!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here