Battered but not batted out,says Ashwin

R Ashwin,who took two of the three wickets,says the barren spell on a flat track hasn’t left the bowlers scarred

Written by Express News Service | Adelaide | Published:January 25, 2012 12:24 am

India had Australia struggling at 84 for three in the first session before being subjected to another extended spell of leather hunting by the Ricky Ponting-Michael Clarke combine. R Ashwin,who took two of the three wickets,says the barren spell on a flat track hasn’t left the bowlers scarred.

On going wicket-less for stretches

I don’t think as a bowling unit we have a psychological block towards that (breaking partnerships),but we were definitely egging each other on in the second session,that we had to be tight in that particular phase after lunch,which was quite crucial. Actually that’s where we shelled the game a little bit.

On the inability to restrict

We gave quite a few easy runs to Clarke and Ponting,and they took off from there. After that point it was quite easy to carry the momentum. So it’s not like it is a block,but it has happened in two Tests now. (We will) probably look to get a couple of wickets tomorrow.

Drawing solace from the track

There are a few seniors who have told us about how the first innings pans out at Adelaide,and how good it is to bat on,on the first three days of the game,and then it really changes. We are confident,and we are going to try to pick up two early wickets tomorrow.

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