Video - Ashwin Staying Positive Despite Poor First Day
Watch as Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says that despite a poor opening day of the fourth Test at Emirates Old Trafford, India are not out of the game just yet.
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"From outside or whatever, it looked like it had something in it and the bowlers exploited it pretty well, so yeah, maybe we could have got a little bit more," he said.
"You always want that little bit more in anything that you do, so I think we bowled pretty well to come back at the end, so if we can knock off a few (England wickets) tomorrow morning, it will be nice."
And he remains optimistic that India could still turn this game around.
"Well, there have been such situations before and when we play Ranji Trophy games, Bombay has been zero for five hundred and they've managed to win a Ranji Trophy from there so, pretty much that's where our... that's where my motivation came from.
"Pretty disappointed that I threw it away at the end, could have been more runs, probably, and I have only myself to blame for that.
"If we had more runs we could probably have put more pressure on them. But still, if we get some (favourable) conditions tomorrow morning and if we get a couple of wickets away, we are in the game, right in the mix."
Ashwin combined with Dhoni to add 66 for the seventh wicket and add a touch of respectability to India's score and he paid tribute to the way his captain had played.
"I thought he batted brilliantly. It was a very gutsy knock, the ball was going around, the ball was actually kicking off a length as well.
"When we got together, he asked me to play my game, he asked me to play the shots that I wanted to, so we pretty much decided that that was the way to go, because (there were) hardly any runs on the board and wickets were falling.
"We didn't want to be just sitting ducks, so I got on with my game, we kept rotating the strike, we were not giving many overs away in terms of maidens, so that was our plan and it went all right.
"He was very gutsy today."
Video courtesy of SNTV
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