All-rounder Moises Henriques, who played a fine unbeaten 75, to thwart India’s charge towards a fourth-day win on Monday said, there’s still hope for Australia to get a favourable result out of the first Test.
On Australia’s approach on the fifth day:
We haven’t lost this Test yet. There’s hope. You just don’t know what can happen. The odds are stacked against us, but whether it’s rain or whatever else, you never know.
If Nathan (Lyon) can keep batting like he did today – I thought he did a fantastic job – and I can squeeze a few more out tomorrow … 100, 150, 200, we won’t be setting targets. We’ll be batting as well as we can.
On the pitch: It’s a very tough wicket to start on, especially against quality spin bowling. I had a couple of balls hit my glove early on in the innings. I was just lucky that those balls went to ground. It did get easier the more time you spent out there, but the ball does misbehave out of the rough.
The ball that Phil Hughes got, and the one Shane Watson got…both popped up and they couldn’t really do too much about them.
On having four pacers in the Australian team: Having four quicks in our team, I can guarantee you there’s no way you can get wickets by running in and rolling your arm over. You have to keep trying to bash the wicket as much as you can.
On MS Dhoni’s double hundred: As disappointing as it was to be on the receiving end, it was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen – the way he batted with the tail. Whenever he wanted to clear the rope, he did. It was just a terrific knock. When he first came in, there were a couple of chances for us. We all knew it was tough to start on this wicket, but he just made batting look so easy once he got set.