Press Esc to close

Momentum with Aussies, says Smith

Ranchi, March 21, 2017, DHNS: 0:53 IST
 Steve Smith. PTI photo

Steve Smith. PTI photo

Even as Steve Smith claimed momentum was with the Australian team after they managed to pull-off a hard-fought draw, Virat Kohli said it was all about looking at positives. Resuming from their overnight score of 23/2, Australia were four for 63 at one stage before Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb combined to put on a 124-run stand spread over 374 deliveries to save the match for the tourists.

“If there's anything called momentum it's with us at the moment,” said Smith. “India coming today would have expected to bowl us out. I’m sure they're hurting a little bit in their change room. If there's anything with momentum in cricket, it's probably on our side at the minute. It’s 1-1 all and we have decider in Dharamsala which is really exciting,” remarked the Aussie skipper.

Kohli was more balanced in his views as he broke down the progress of the third Test. “In the second innings, they batted well so it ended in a draw,” he began. “But from where we were in the first innings — chasing 450 we were 320-odd for 6 -- to make 600 was a very difficult task. We put ourselves in a position to win, so we feel it was a very good effort from us to get into a winning situation. But then again, if you are playing against the No 2 side, you will expect that they will come out and fight, not just roll over.

“Everyone has his point of view. We will look at our positives and we are happy with where we brought the game to after just one innings. We didn’t need to bat in the second innings. But they had to play for a draw. Like I said, they will look at their positives and we will look at our positives and move forward. There is still one match to go, both will give it their best,” he explained.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Artists perform a folk dance during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Artists perform a folk dance during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Brides sit for a mass marriage ceremony organized for 12 Muslim couples at Mazgaon...

Brides sit for a mass marriage ceremony organized for 12 Muslim couples at Mazgaon...

Artists perform dance on the occasion of Haryana State Day...

Artists perform dance on the occasion of Haryana State Day...

A farmer pulls a cart rickshaw carrying cauliflower vegetables....

A farmer pulls a cart rickshaw carrying cauliflower vegetables....

Mohd Shami celebrats after after dismissing Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal...

Mohd Shami celebrats after after dismissing Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal...

Four lakhs of laddoos being prepared for 31st anniversary celebrations of Sai Baba Temple....

Four lakhs of laddoos being prepared for 31st anniversary celebrations of Sai Baba Temple....

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Rahul Gandhi consoles Dipa, the wife of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi....

Rahul Gandhi consoles Dipa, the wife of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi....

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya during a charity event...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya during a charity event...

Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.