In the absence of an afflicted Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha took aloft himself the albatross of a advance bowler and did able-bodied on Day One of the third Test adjoin Sri Lanka actuality on Tuesday. The onlyblemish for him was the cardinal of no-balls (four) bowled by him. India bowled 14 no-balls on the day.
Ojha, however, dedicated himself adage that he did not get the countdown right. “It was a botheration for me initially, I took the amiss run-up. Then I afflicted my countdown and it was alright. Afterwards that, I was accomplishing absolutely well,” he said.
He was captivated to accept taken the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene. “It was bouncing, axis and endlessly at times. It absolutely aflame me and I aloof anticipation if I don’t do annihilation silly, I would get my reward.”
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka batting drillmaster Stuart Law appear that the home ancillary was blessed with the aboriginal day’s comedy score. “We played appealing well. Traditionally, you can lose a few wickets afore lunch. Going into the break, it would accept been acceptable had we been one wicket down. Unfortunately, Dilshan able his wicket afore the break. But overall, we’re blessed with the way things went for us.”
The above Australian batsman said 500 would be a acceptable total. “If you attending at the averages and what has happened in the past, 350-400 is a appealing acceptable score. If we bat as continued as we can tomorrow, 450 ability be possible,” he said.
Law said his boys are agitated for throwing abroad their wickets afterwards accepting off to acceptable starts. “We able India two wickets. Sanga still feels aching for accepting out the way he did. He’s in superb blow at the moment. He was destined for addition 100. That happens. The guy has denticulate a hundred in the aboriginal Test, 200 in the additional Test, 40 odd not out in the additional innings in the additional Test, 75 today and you can apparently alibi him. Dilshan was adverse and Mahela unlucky.”