It won't be easy to save match on this wicket: Sehwag

Updated: 01 November 2008 15:56 IST

Australia might have dominated day three of the third Test, but Virender Sehwag feels it will not be easy for the visitors to save the match at Kotla.

It won't be easy to save match on this wicket: Sehwag

New Delhi:

Australia might have dominated day three of the third Test, but Virender Sehwag feels it will not be easy for the visitors to save the match at Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

"The match is not in anyone's favour as yet. It can go either way. We will have to see how it goes tomorrow morning," Sehwag said after Australia closed their day at 338 for four in reply to India's 613-7 declared.

"It is easier said than done but it will not be easy to save the match on this wicket," he said.

Sehwag, who picked three wickets as he bowled 20 overs in the absence of an injured Anil Kumble, said the wicket had started to deteriorate and batting would be increasingly difficult from here on.

"At the moment the ball is spinning only on the periphery of the wicket. As it will start to spin on the pitch it won't be easy to bat," he said.

"Wicket is difficult at present. Many of my balls were unplayable but when Anil bhai comes tomorrow morning to bowl much better than what I did today, the Australian team would be all out soon," he added.

The Delhi batsman, who scored just one run on Thursday but returned a superb bowling figures of 22-4-66-3, said he just did his job for the team.

"Anil bhai was injured so someone had to bowl. I got this opportunity to bowl 20 overs after a long time. I just wanted to contain the runs and that's what I did and in the process also got the wickets," he said.

Sehwag, however, said just bowling well does not satisfy a batsman.

"No batsman can be satisfied without scoring runs but I am happy to have contributed to the team's cause. It's my job," he said, adding, "I have a chance to claim my first five-wicket haul."



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