Aussies wary of Indian backlash

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

The Australians would guard against complacency and walk onto the ground tomorrow determined to execute their plans to perfection.

Aussies wary of Indian backlash

Bangalore:

Wiser after their Kolkata experience of 2001, the Australians would guard against complacency and walk onto the ground tomorrow determined to execute their plans to perfection, skipper Adam Gilchrist said today. The Australians were clearly on top after day two of the first cricket Test here against India, but the flamboyant wicketkeeper batsman said his team would only concentrate on not letting go the initiative this time. "We are wiser after the experience of three years ago. We are not getting ahead of ourselves. We are enjoying this moment, we are enjoying the individual feats but tomorrow morning we will be back on track with our plan and we will try and execute it as well as we can," he told reporters after the day's play that saw the visitors reduce India to 150 for 6. "Personal stuff is fantastic but the real excitement is what we have done with the bat and then with the ball so far," Gilchrist said referring to his team's massive first innings total of 474 and the effort of the bowlers. The skipper admitted the team was wary of a comeback by the Indians. "We got on top of the spinners last time in the first Test and then they came back (in that series). We expect them to come back this time as well. Harbhajan picked five wickets in the end and that will do his confidence a world of good. We did get on top of them today and did not allow them to dominate us. But tomorrow we have to get four wickets first," he said. (PTI)



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