Hyd is my favourite ground: Pujara
Chateshwar Pujara, who became the first cricketer to score back-to-back centuries atA Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Monday said...
Chateshwar Pujara, who became the first cricketer to score back-to-back centuries atA Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Monday said that the Australian batsmen failed to apply themselves in understanding the spin conditions.
He pointed out that although the bowlers did not get any purchase on the first day of the match, the Indian attack did a good job by troubling the visitors with their steady line and length.A Talking about his innings, he said that the 206 against New Zealand had come as a morale-booster.A "That innings and today's innings will go to make Hyderabad my favourite Test venue," he said.A He contended that the inclusion of spinner-batsman Glenn Maxwell may have been because Nathan Lyon had proved very expensive at Chennai.
"I did not have any problems facing Lyon in the first Test. I think they looked at someone who could spin and use the willow to productive levels."A Despite fetting out while going for hook shot, he said, "It is a scoring shot.A But I failed to execute it well. I am still working on it."
He hoped that the Indian spinners will get much purchase on the fourth day. "Today the wicket is helping the spinners. So we tried bowling in those areas. I think our spinners will be able to exploit those areas tomorrow," he said.