Not assured of an outright win in the first Test after England`s dramatic fightback, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav today said the home team`s bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort on the final day to pack off the visitors on a pitch that has become flat.
Cheteshwar Pujara showed immense concentration and skill to notch up his maiden Test double century as India put themselves in the driver`s seat in the first Test by posting a mammoth first innings total and then compounded England`s misery with three early jolts on Friday.
Cheteshwar Pujara Friday ticked another box in the process of filling the key No. 3 position in India`s batting order, vacated by the great Rahul Dravid. Playing in only his sixth Test, Pujara hit his maiden double century (206 not out) against England in the first Test at Ahmedabad.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored his maiden Test double century in India`s mammoth first innings total against England, today said that missing out on a hundred against the same opposition in the warm-up game inspired him to score big in the first Test here.