We need to pack them off within another 30 runs: R Ashwin

India’s man of the moment Ravichandran Ashwin feels that Michael Clarke’s sureshot dismissal could have reduced Australia’s score by at least 70 runs but they need to pack off the visitors within another 30 runs at the start of the second day.

“I think we need to pack them off within another 20-30 runs but we could have reduced their score by 60-70 runs if he’d (Michael Clarke) been given out. But it does happen, it’s part of the game,” Ashwin told mediapersons about Australian captain being given not out on 39 when TV replays showed that it was a bat-pad catch to forward short-leg fielder.

Ashwin was forthright in stating that he appealed as he was fully confident that Clarke had hit the ball.

“It was clear to me that he hit the ball and that’s why we all went up to appeal. At the end of the day, it does happen. And Kumar Dharamasena is himself an off-spinner… We thought he’d give a few dismissals to me, to look at the lighter side,” the burly off-spinner, who had figures of 6 for 88 said.Read more
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