Comeback From Test Losses Pleases Rahane
Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has scored centuries in both the Test and One-Day International series against England, says the way the side has bounced back in the ODIs has been very pleasing.
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Rahane scored 103 to help set up a 95-run win in the second Test at Lord's only for India to lose the remaining three matches.
However, it has been a different story in the ODIs, where India lead 3-0 with Rahane's contribution including 106 in the fourth match at Edgbaston.
"After the Test (series) loss, we were really hurt and it was a tough time for us, but the way we came back and the way we played in ODI (One Day International) cricket, so I think that was really great," Rahane said.
"We just want to play good cricket in the next game and we don't want to change our approach for the next ODI," he added.
Rahane's innings in Birmingham was his maiden ODI century and he described his approach once he got himself in against the England bowlers.
"It was really special because after... two fourties in the first two ODIs, the way I got out, very cheaply... I was really hurt and I couldn't sleep after the first game because the way I got out - stumped - and that was a very silly mistake of mine.
"So I was really determined in the third ODI (the fourth game of the series after the first was washed out) and once I reached 40 I knew how to approach the next ten runs and after that I just backed my instincts and played my shots."
He added that regardless of the result of the Test series, he has learnt a huge amount from the experience of touring England.
"Really important, I mean at first obviously we played five Test matches. That was a great experience and now ODI cricket.
"Playing against England is always a great feeling and you get to learn many things overseas and playing against this attack is always a great experience and I really learned a lot."
Video courtesy of SNTV
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