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IND vs ENG | Good footwork was key on this Chennai wicket, asserts Ajinkya Rahane
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Ajinkya Rahane has stated that having solid footwork and the right kind of temperament was the key to success on a wicket like the Chennai one where the ball turned from Day 1. The Indian vice-captain further confirmed that going for the sweep was part of their India's plan coming into the Test.India won a crucial toss in Chennai and despite losing Shubman Gill early, the home team got off to a domineering beginning, majorly thanks to the assertiveness of Rohit Sharma. The opener, who averages 85 in home Tests, was a delight to watch on a ground where dust puffed from the first session. He combined with his Mumbai teammate Ajinkya Rahane for an authoritative knock and their judgement was impeccable.Rohit got to the pitch of the ball like the way he does in ODI cricket while employing sweep shots to perfection while Ajinkya Rahane went one step ahead to sweep mostly from outside off stump to not let the English spinners settle after a fantastic Moeen Ali delivery got the better of Virat Kohli. Speaking about it, Rahane said having good footwork and a positive intent was the key to India's success."We knew that it was going to turn from day one, obviously (it was) good to win the toss. Rohit said it was important to be positive on this wicket...I wanted to be positive, back myself on this wicket. The key was to use good footwork," Rahane said after the opening day's play."I thought the first 20-30 balls were important. Then you get an idea on the pace and the bounce, you're never in on this wicket, so it was important to be positive," he added.Indian players restricted themselves to playing shots on the up in the first Test while Joe Root put up a masterclass of sweeping spinners on his way to a majestic double century. On being asked about that in the pre-match press conference, Rahane had quipped that they would much rather do what suits them the best but the change in mind was visible on the first day. At the end of the day, Rahane confirmed that opting for sweeps was a part of the home side's plan."The partnerships were vital - Rohit and Pujara got one, so did Rohit and myself. We had the strategy (on the sweep), we did discuss the game plan on this, and wanted to make them bowl to our strengths, good that the plans came off," Rahane said."Another 50-60 runs from here will be good, Rishabh is still there, another partnership or two will be good," he said.Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Think we bowled well in patches but conceded runs in the last session, accepts Jasprit Bumrah
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After what was a long day in the field, Jasprit Bumrah has accepted that the home side conceded a lot of runs in the last session but stressed that they bowled well in patches. Bumrah also suggested that India couldn’t do a lot on the surface, which was flat with the saliva ban in play.It was a tough day for the hosts against a visiting England side, who had just completed a 2-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka. With the curator suggesting that the pitch would sport an English look, all eyes were on the two Indian pacers, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah to make the fullest use of the conditions.However, as it turned out, there wasn’t much support to the pacers, who struggled to get any sort of purchase from the pitch. But despite that, Indian bowlers had moments in the day where they were so close to dismissing the English batsmen, at the right time. While at times, the catches didn’t carry, at the other times, the English batsmen got lucky with an edge. Following the end of day one’s play, where the Three Lions finished on 263/3, Jasprit Bumrah accepted that the Indians conceded a lot of runs in the last session. However, at the same time, Bumrah also stated that India bowled really well in patches, and were unlucky. “I think we bowled really well in patches, apart from the last session, we bowled really well. We gave away too many runs in the last session. Hopefully, we will bowl the same and create as many chances tomorrow as well,” said Bumrah in the post-day press conference. “Look over here, the ball did become soft after a while and with the wicket on the flatter side, we had to do with very fewer options. We can’t use the saliva as well to maintain the ball, it was tough for us during that time,” he added.Another sight that was on offer on the first day of the Chennai Test was the Indian fielders, who according to Rishabh Pant were down and out. Bumrah threw light on the same, stating that they were okay in the first two sessions but became a bit dull during the last session of play. “I think we were okay (morale) till the second session. At the beginning of the last session, we felt a bit flat. Especially when the wickets aren’t favouring you, we were a bit dull.”“In hindsight, we can talk well about it (the decision to play Shahbaz over Kuldeep) but this is the team we went with, we will continue to back them. Right now, there is a job to be done and later on, after the game, we can discuss the selection.”The pacer concluded stating that, not just Joe Root, every wicket will be equally important for them and that would be their main focus on the second day of the first Test. “Every wicket is equally important, for us, all wicket is equally important. But our main focus is to pick the remaining seven wickets. So we give equal respect to all batsmen and all of them are dangerous.”Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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