Wednesday 30 July 2014 

Video - Big Partnerships Needed - Dhawan

Watch as Shikhar Dhawan admits that India face a huge challenge to avoid defeat in the third Test against England, and that they need a big partnership for a start.

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Dhawan battled hard to make 37 before being dismissed by Joe Root as India slipped to 112 for four having been set a target of 445 to win.

With Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma at the crease, Dhawan says that a big partnership is required first thing tomorrow.

"Yes it's going to be a bit hard but we are going to look forward to building up a big partnership and of course England is in a good position at the moment," Dhawan said.

"We're going to do our best to build a big partnership and spend time in the middle."

Talking about his own dismissal, caught at slip of the occasional off-spin of Root having survived a testing spell from James Anderson, he said it was all part of the game.

"Frustrating. Still that's part of cricket. You know, sometimes you do good, sometimes you do bad.

"If you ask me about myself, I'm just working hard and giving my best and you cannot do much about when you get out on good balls and you have to accept it.

"The fast bowlers are bowling good lines and length too."

Video courtesy of SNTV.

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs