Mohali Test: England bowled negative lines to us, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 12:53 IST | PTI

Cheteshwar Pujara yesterday said that although England bowled a 'negative' line during his partnership with skipper Virat Kohli, his team showed a lot of character and would be looking to take 75-100 runs lead in the first innings of the third Test here

Cheteshwar Pujara. Pic/AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara. Pic/AFP

Mohali: Cheteshwar Pujara yesterday said that although England bowled a "negative" line during his partnership with skipper Virat Kohli, his team showed a lot of character and would be looking to take 75-100 runs lead in the first innings of the third Test here.

Pujara and Kohli added 75 runs in 25.2 overs but the post-lunch session saw England bowling outside the channel packing the off-side cordon and the duo left a lot of deliveries.

India reached 271 for six in reply to England's first innings total of 283 at stumps on Day Two.

"I think we did not struggle but the lines that they (England) were bowling were a little negative. But I still feel the way we batted, we showed character. We were leaving the balls outside the off-stump and we built a partnership, which was crucial," he said.

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