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India were 50 to 70 runs short: Sunil Gavaskar

India were 50 to 70 runs short: Sunil Gavaskar
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings. In reply, Australia were 221 for four and trailed by 187 runs before play was called off earlier than scheduled time owing to bad light.

“The honours are even (after day two). In fact I would like to say India have a slight edge going into day three. It was good India got rid of Shaun Marsh before stumps. Now they must try to wrap up Australia by lunch on Friday,” Gavaskar told a news channel. Talking about India’s batting in the morning, Gavaskar said: “It was a little disappointing that Rohit (Sharma) got out after getting a start. I was hoping India would get 450 plus. That way they would have got got a 150-170 run lead if they bowled out Australia for 300. At one stage even 400 looked tough but Ashwin (Ravichandran) and Dhoni had a good partnership.”

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