The match is evenly poised: Murali Vijay

The match is evenly poised: Murali Vijay

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 18:51
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The match is evenly poised: Murali VijayNew Delhi: India`s opening batsman Murali Vijay said on Saturday that the fourth Test against Australia was evenly poised after the second day`s play at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

"The match is evenly poised at the moment. It will be interesting to see what happens," said Vijay as India finished the day with a slim lead of four runs.

India reached 266 for eight in the first innings at stumps after bowling out Australia for 262 runs within the first hour of the second day.

Vijay, who top scored with 57, said the Kotla wicket was difficult to bat on and it will only get tougher as the match continues.

"The wicket will get slower and lower and the cracks are also opening up. It is a difficult pitch to bat on. Actually it is difficult to score runs on this pitch. You can stay in there but difficult to keep the scoreboard ticking," he said.

Asked how he placed his innings on a crumbling track, Vijay said, "We did well in patches. I batted well and could have stayed on for a longer period but unfortunately got out at the wrong time."

Vijay said India have to chase down any target set by Australia for a historic 4-0 whitewash of the visitors.

"See whatever target they set us we have to chase it down. There are no two ways about it," he said.

IANS


First Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 18:51

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