Piyush Chawla hopeful of revival against England

Published: Dec 15, 2012, 08:03 IST | Agencies |

India have a huge battle on hand in the fourth and last Test, having been reduced to 87 for four in response to England's first-innings score of 330 at the close of the second day's play here yesterday.

England gained the upper hand in the last session when they grabbed the crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir, after claiming Virender Sehwag in the first over. England pace spearhead James Anderson picked three for 24.

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla

Leg spinner Piyush Chawla feels the hosts can still make a comeback in the fourth Test if Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni manage to put on a good show today. “We lost a few quick wickets but we still have two quality batsmen at the crease and they (Kohli and Dhoni) are having a good partnership and seeing the ball really well. Let’s hope for the best because the way these guys are middling the ball we could have a good session tomorrow,” said Chawla.

“The morning session will be important. If we manage to play for around 30-45 minutes without losing a wicket then we will be in a good position,” added Chawla He said that the poor form of batsmen is not affecting the bowlers. “This happens. It is not that our batting has flopped big time as we have managed to get around 300-350 in every match. It has not affected the bowlers. “As a bowling unit, we have done well,” he said.

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