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India have the edge, admits Brad Haddin

Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin conceded that India are slightly ahead in the first Test, though Sachin Tendulkar's prized scalp in the day's last over has lifted their confidence going into Day Three.


Brad Haddin. Pic/AFP


Haddin (27) was the first wicket to fall after Australia resumed the day at 277 for six, going to make 333 in the first innings.

Haddin, talking about Australia's strategy for today, said the team will look to build pressure on the Indian batsmen by bowling tight and will attack once they get the new ball which is due in 15.3 overs.

"There is still some time left for the new ball but we can create the pressure by allowing them not to score tomorrow morning. We need to get into their middle order very quickly.

India might have the edge as of now but the match will be evenly poised if we play well in the first session," Haddin told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The lack of Decision Review System (DRS) in the series has become a big talking point following dismissals of Ed Cowan and Michael Hussey on the opening day. Haddin did not pay much heed to the raging issue.

"Michael Hussey was out, we saw him walking off yesterday. It's the rule of the series. It is as simple as that. Life goes on."

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