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Oz attack holds no terrors for Murali

Oz attack holds no terrors for Murali
Vijay scored 144 runs on day one of the second Test against Australia, his fourth Test hundred (out of five) against the same opposition. “Maybe I am playing against them too often. I always like to play against Australia. When I was a kid, I used to see a lot of knocks played by my seniors, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid in Adelaide and VVS Laxman. Those are the knocks we have seen as youngsters,” Vijay said at the press conference after the day’s play. The 30-year-old right-handed batsman said he was happy to have done well so far in his first tour of Australia.

“This is the first time I have been playing overseas against Australia. Australia are one of the best teams and getting runs against them always helps you gain confidence in the match as well as a person. I am thankful to all the people back home who have been supporting me. It feels good that I am batting well and getting some runs for the team,” he said.

It was a tough, hot day at the Gabba as India finished at 311 for four. Australia were hit with a spate of injuries as Mitchell Marsh was ruled out to bowl again with an injured right hamstring, while seamers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood suffered intense cramps.
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