Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded man-of-the-match for his feats in the 3rd ODI © Getty Images

Aug 31, 2014

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was the wrecker-in-chief in setting up India’s six wicket win against England in the 3rd One-Day International (ODI) was delighted with his showing the ball and praised his spin-bowling partner Ravindra Jadeja and the part time bowlers chipping in what was yet another clinical display by the visitors.

Ashwin said, “I expected not to play in the first couple of Test matches anyway when I came on the tour. I got time to work on my bowling and am happy that the results are showing. I thought this wicket had more bounce than the Test wicket. Of course, it does help when you have another spinner. If I am not wrong, both me and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) have a record of about 60-65 wickets against them in the last couple of years. To add to it, (Suresh) Raina and (Ambati) Rayudu also bowled a few good overs today, and it was really great.

The Chennai tweaker had special words of praise for Raina’s stunning effort on the field, “Raina took a brilliant catch. I thought it was going for four but he plucked it out. Those sort of dismissals egg you on and motivates you to take more wickets… We are quietly confident and hoping to win as many games as possible. It’s not over for us, every match is important.”

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