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Saha all praise for Kumar, Luke rue batting debacle

1st October 2016

Sayan Banerjee

Wriddhiman Saha lauded Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for his efforts and said he bowled really well and he has contributed most to where India stood at the end of the play.
Saha, who has the best view of the bowler from behind the stumps, said: “Bhuvi bolwed really well. The others contributed too, but the Eden wicket is not the usual one. If a bowler bowls at the right places he will get result.”
“After the rain we got a better movement, the ball was swinging and there was not enough lights so it was an advantage us and we capitalized on it well,” he added.
Asked about the Indian tail wagging, he said: “We had plan of building on the partnership form the morning and that is what we exactly did. It is normal that batsmen would make runs, but if the tail enders score it is always an advantage for the batting team.”
Asked if he was making it a habit of playing shots with the tail-enders, he said: “In our team every one can play shots. There is no special thing in it.”
Luke Ronchi said that they would try to bat better in the second innings and force a draw. “It was a bad day in 5 days. We would try to get India out cheaply and then try and chase the target or bat better and force a draw.”
“Yes we have batted poorly. We should have batted well but that’s cricket these things happen here. Tomorrow we will try and bowl India out and then try to chase it down or make it a draw. It’s not about one day five day if you can play well this day you get a chance on the next,” he added.
Asked the toughest thing about Bhuvaneshwar Kumar: he said: “It is the combination of everything early on. This wicket has an unpredictable bounce and the new ball swings too. Understanding the line and length becomes bit difficult. He bowled with a specific plan and made the batsman play the shorts what he wanted. They made mistakes and lost the wickets.”