Indian Express – By: PTI | Updated: January 13, 2018 11:41 R Ashwin gave India the breakthrough on Day 1.

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  • By: PTI | Updated: January 13, 2018 11:41 R Ashwin gave India the breakthrough on Day 1.
  • (Source: BCCI)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 here.
  • On a day when the seamers failed to make much of a dent on a easy-paced wicket, Ashwin took 3-90 as the hosts finished day one at 269 for 6 at stumps.
  • “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.
  • 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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