Cheteshwar Pujara : We are very clear about our plans for final day

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Cheteshwar Pujara : We are very clear about our plans for final day

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SportsCafe Desk

11/21/2016

Cheteshwar Pujara has insisted that India “would go hard at England” on the final day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday as they seek to take the lead in the five-Test series. The 28-year-old batsman also defended the team’s decision to use up both DRS reviews on the fourth day.

“We are very clear about our plans. It will be a tough day for them. But we also know we may have to work hard for our wickets,” first-innings centurion Pujara told a news conference after fourth day’s play.

Chasing 405 for victory, England were 87 for the loss of openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed at the close of day four.

“It’s not easy chasing 400-plus in Indian conditions on days four and five. It’s always difficult, not many teams have done it. But the ball is tending to keep low. It will not be easy for them, even if they are very defensive,” the Saurashtra batsman said.

India used up both reviews on the fourth day.

“It was the right call because we wanted to get wickets. The close-in fielders also thought it was close. We all discussed how we want to take calls. As a fielding unit, we knew when to opt for DRS. When batting, we have a clear plan and both batsmen decide,” he said.

Nearing the end of the final session there wereexchange of worlds between Joe Root and the close-in fielders. “We are playing a fair game. No one talks anything personal. They had a chat and there’s nothing serious,” Pujara opined.

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