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We definitely leaked too many runs, says Ashwin

We definitely leaked too many runs, says Ashwin
India gave away 213 runs in post-tea session as the hosts ended the day on 251 for six in 40 overs. After sharing the new-ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashwin (4-105) has picked four wickets but the scalps have come at a price.

“We definitely leaked a lot more runs than we would have liked to.   They played a few good shots. We started off pretty poorly with the new ball as well and definitely the game could have been different. The way we applied pressure, the way the ball was spinning, the way it was coming out for me and it could have been a lot different. Having said that, it is still pretty decently poised for on Saturday. They definitely have an ace up their sleeve, but we will have to see how it goes. We batted pretty well in Adelaide. When I batted there weren’t many devils in the wicket. I definitely found it a little hard to score but it’s a new-ball wicket,” Ashwin said at the end of the day’s play.

Ashwin scored his fourth Test fifty before his bowling effort in the second innings and he believes the match is still evenly poised. “When I was batting I was looking to bat as long as possible, as deep as possible. I wanted to eat into as many overs as possible and make sure if at all a team won it was going to be India. Fortunately or unfortunately the game is very well poised now. You don’t know where it will go and it depends on what strategy they adopt,” said Ashwin.
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