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Still a long way to go, feels SL coach Pothas after Day II

Kolkata: Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothas feels Cheteshwar Pujara's county experience has helped him to tackle the English-like conditions here as he waged a lone battle in India's 74/5 against Sri Lanka in a rain-interrupted first cricket Test.
"He's (Pujara )obviously a world class player. That innings shows his experience of playing county cricket (for Nottinghamshire). This kind of wickets and conditions you genuinely find in England. He certainly played the conditions very well," Pothas said at the press conference after the second day's play.
"Of course we attribute the position to seam bowling conditions, that's fact of the matter. Pujara has batted outstandingly well in these conditions."
The head coach said they still have a long way to go as they are chasing a first ever Test win on the Indian soil.
"The game is not very old and there's a long way to go at the moment. We are pretty happy with where we are. We are certainly not getting too comfortable. It's a high quality Indian team."
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