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Cheteshwar Pujara has scored a half-century in the second innings of Edgbaston Test. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj took the maximum four wickets in the first innings. Siraj told the secret of his success.
Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (Mohammed Siraj) has said that when the batsman has adopted an aggressive attitude, it is necessary for the bowler to be patient. Jonny Bairstow took an aggressive approach during England’s first innings on the third day of the ongoing fifth Test against India on Sunday and scored a century in the third consecutive Test. With the help of his century, England scored 284 runs in the first innings in reply to India’s 416 runs. Bairstow took an aggressive approach after a slow start and hit 14 fours and two sixes in his innings. Siraj (four for 66), the most successful bowler in the match for the visiting team, said that the Indian bowlers were not bothered by Bairstow’s stormy attitude.
Team India was not troubled by Bairstow’s stormy innings
Siraj said after the end of the third day’s play on Sunday, ‘As bowlers, we just have to be patient. Bairstow is in form and has been batting aggressively since the New Zealand series. So we knew that his confidence was up. ,
He said, ‘Our plan was simple that we have to stick to our basics. We have to believe in our ability, no matter what he does, it was just a matter of a ball – be it inswing or seaming off the pitch. The fast bowler said, ‘It is normal for a batsman to get away several times in England, you just have to be patient and focus on the process.’ Siraj said that the Indian bowlers have done their preparation well and they are aware of the weak aspects of England’s batsmen.
Siraj said, ‘When we saw the series against New Zealand, we realized that each of our bowlers bowls at more than 140 kmph which they (New Zealand bowlers) did not have.’ He said, ‘We have the potential and we played against England last year also. So it is a win-win situation for us as we are aware of their weak points and that is the reason we got success. India made 125 runs for three wickets in the second innings to take their total lead to 257 runs.
How much target will Team India give at Edgbaston?
Siraj felt it would be difficult for the England batsmen to achieve any target of more than 350 in the second innings at Edgbaston. He said, ‘In the first innings, the pitch was initially helpful to the bowlers but later it became flat. So our plan was to bowl in one area consistently. Had we taken things easily, a lot of runs would have been scored against us. Siraj said, ‘The ball is also staying low. So it will be helpful for us in the second innings. At the end of the third day’s play, Pujara was playing 50 while Rishabh Pant was scoring 30 runs.
Mohammad Siraj called Pujara a warrior
Mohammad Siraj called Cheteshwar Pujara a warrior. He said that after Australia, this player is also doing his job in England. Siraj said, ‘Pujara has done it in Australia and here too he is doing his work. Whenever the team needed him, he stood by. He is always ready to work whenever the situation is tough. Siraj also praised Bumrah. Siraj said, ‘As a player and captain, he is no different. He is always ready to help. Whenever I do something wrong, he tries to explain to me how to bowl in certain conditions.