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Bhajji hopes for an Eden turnaround

They might have lost the T20I cricket series to South Africa but Indian ace spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday said it’s too early to write them off as the hosts are keen to turn around their fortunes in the last and final match here on Thursday.

“We have lost the <g data-gr-id="88">series</g> but we still have a lot to play in the final game. <g data-gr-id="87">Hopefully</g> we will win on Thursday and from there onward it could be a different story,” Harbhajan told reporters on the eve of the match. “The ODIs are coming up and then the Tests. We want to play our best game on Thursday and we want to put up our best show. Once we start <g data-gr-id="85">winning</g> we will be a difficult side to beat.” After the T20I series, India and South Africa play five ODIs followed by four Tests in a long 72-day Freedom Series.

Citing <g data-gr-id="83">example</g> of the recently-concluded Test series in Sri Lanka where India bounced back to win the series after losing the first match, Harbhajan said: “It was because of the belief that we had.

“Every game is a challenge for us from here on. Yes we have lost the series and we didn’t play as well as we should have but Eden is always a very special ground for all of us. “Obviously winning here will mean a lot to us. We will go out there and give it our best shot. If we win here, we will take that confidence into the ODI series,” he said. India failed to defend 200 in the first T20I Dharamsala, while in the last match they were skittled out for their second lowest total of 92 to concede a decisive 0-2 lead to the visitors.
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