Laxman hopes for 'special' performance to save the Test

Updated: 14 April 2009 09:33 IST

India may be in dire straits but middle order batsman VVS Laxman believes all is not lost yet.

Napier:

India may be in dire straits but middle order batsman VVS Laxman believes all is not lost yet and the team might conjure up "something special" on Sunday to save the second Test against New Zealand.

India are clearly down in the dumps, needing 267 runs to avoid an innings defeat with nine wickets in hand after New Zealand enforced follow on Saturday.

The optimist in Laxman, however, is still hopeful that the visitors may still save the match.

"It's a great opportunity not only for me but the entire team to do something special. We are all looking forward to the next two days and I'm quite confident that we'll do something special," Laxman said after third day's play.

Drawing inspiration from past, Laxman said, "We are quite positive. We have done some amazing things in the past. We take a lot of confidence from what we have achieved in the past.

"It is one more opportunity to do something special. We have come out of some tough situations. And as recent as in December we won chasing a Test match, getting almost 400 runs against England on the final day," he said.

Topics : Cricket VVS Laxman
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