Deccan Herald – R Ashwin had not much of a role to play in the first Test as fast bowlers from either side ruled the roost, taking all but 38 wickets to fall on Newlands surface.

Summary

  • R Ashwin had not much of a role to play in the first Test as fast bowlers from either side ruled the roost, taking all but 38 wickets to fall on Newlands surface.
  • “Two days from the game, it looked like we are going to play an all-seam attack,” revealed Ashwin after helping India restrict South Africa to 269 for six, a score they could have bargained for at the start of the day.
  • Today morning, when we came to the ground, it looked like a wicket that was really flat and had to have a spinner in the game,” he observed.
  • I have seen a lot of cricket matches where people who haven’t been in contention to play the match, come in and get those wickets.
  • Ashwin also took an indirect dig at how he has been left to play only Test cricket these days.


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