Gillespie thrilled with his performance

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Jason Gillespie, who brought India on to their knees with a five-wicket burst in the third Test, has termed his performance as the best on Indian soil.

Gillespie thrilled with his performance
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Nagpur: Australian speedster Jason Gillespie, who brought India on to their knees with a five-wicket burst in the third Test, today termed his performance here as the best on Indian soil. "Figurewise, this is my best performance," the gangling South Australian said after cleaning up the Indian bottom order to finish with 5 for 56. "The wicket was a big surprise and a pleasant change for us. It was grassy, it was seaming and there was good carry too. The idea was to bowl in the right areas and keep up the pressure. Our bowlers bowled very well and put the Indian batsmen under pressure," Gillespie said. "The beauty of this Australian team is we don't mind who gets the wickets as long as we get them," the 29-year-old bowler said. Gillespie, who grabbed his eighth 5-wickets-in-an-innings haul in his 57th Test, said that Indian seam bowlers Ajit Agarkar and Zaheer Khan also utilised the wicket very well in the second innings and tied the Australian openers down. "We were lucky enough to survive the burst. Kato (Simon Katich) and JL (Justin Langer) batted very well," he observed. (PTI)
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