Tuesday 29 July 2014 

Video - Rahane Has Confidence In Dhoni, Shami

Watch as Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane says he is confident ninth-wicket pair MS Dhoni and Mohammad Shami will put on enough runs to keep his side in the third Test in Southampton.

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Rahane made 54 while Dhoni was unbeaten on 50 as India closed day three of the match on 323 for eight, still 246 runs behind England.

The tourists will be aiming to pass the follow-on target, but Rahane has plenty of confidence in his captain and Shami to do the job and close the gap on England.

"In a positive way, now (MS) Dhoni and (Mohammed) Shami are batting and we saw what Shami did in the first Test match," Rahane said.

"So, I'm sure we'll get a good partnership tomorrow and it's going to be a good game because still two more days to go.

"Funny game, so hopefully we'll do well," he added.

India lead the five-match series 1-0 after a draw at Trent Bridge and a 95-run win at Lord's, where Rahane scored a fine century.

Today, however, he made a half-century only to give his wicket away when he failed to despatch a Moeen Ali long hop and was caught at mid-wicket.

Video courtesy of SNTV.

© Cricket World 2014

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