Pietersen finds draw a preferable option

Updated: 21 December 2008 11:51 IST

England captain Kevin Pietersen conceded that a draw could be the best option for his side in the second Test against India in Mohali.

Mohali:

Disappointed that his side slumped to 282 for six by losing two quick wickets towards the close of play on Sunday, England captain Kevin Pietersen conceded that a draw could be the best option for his side in the second Test against India here.

"The two wickets (towards close of play) were a huge dampner and I am very disappointed. I think we have to probably play for a draw, that seems to be the best option. I hope we can bat till tomorrow morning and then bowl well and get some batting again in the second innings," Pietersen said after third day's play.

Pietersen said it was fun to have hit his first hundred in India but said he was disappointed to have slipped from a position of strength.

"It was fun out there, scoring my first hundred in India. But game wise 170 runs behind and only four wickets remaining it is disappointing. I would have been happy had we have six wickets in hand," he said.

"I was a bit unlucky (to get out). Hawke eye said the ball could have hit the leg stump but I could have got away with that also. And (Andrew) Flintoff was out in the last ball so it was disappointing overall," he said.

Asked about his switch hit, Pietersen said, "I have said again and again it was all about field situation. If the field setting was right I want to play that shot. It went well and it was fun."

Topics : Cricket India
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