Times of India – CENTURION: R Ashwin said failure to deliver for his team in the past hit his pride and hoped his three-wicket haul on day one was enough to keep India afloat in the second Test against South Africa on Saturday.

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  • CENTURION: R Ashwin said failure to deliver for his team in the past hit his pride and hoped his three-wicket haul on day one was enough to keep India afloat in the second Test against South Africa on Saturday.
  • “It was a reality check in terms of not being able to win a Test match for the country on day five when all things were actually set up for a spinner.
  • Ashwin bowled a long spell during the first two sessions, and kept India in contention.He said that it was hard work for the bowlers because the pitch didn’t have anything for the pacers.
  • If you got a wicket then for the next 2-3 overs you could try a little bit and put attacking fields and change up,” he said.
  • Because I feel those wickets – two run outs, which were extraordinary work by Hardik and bit of luck for us – in the last session are very valid incentive for the team going into day two.”


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