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Eng vs Ind, 3rd Test: Our morale is not down, still time to make a comeback, says Shami

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 August 2021, 9:13 IST

India pacer Mohammed Shami believes that the visitors can still make a comeback in the ongoing third Test against England despite the hosts having a lead of 345 runs after the end of the second day.

England captain Joe Root completed his 23rd Test ton as the hosts gained full command against India on Day 2 on Thursday.


"It's nothing like mentally, we have finished the game in three days and even two days too. There comes a time when it is your bad day but there is no point in getting our morale down," said Shami after the end of the day's play.

"There are two matches left and we are 1-0 up in the series. We have to believe in our skills and back ourselves," he added.

The India pacer wants the visitors' bowlers to keep on trying things to keep the England batsmen on their toes.

"It's your responsibility that, even when a big partnership develops, you should not put your head down. It's your job. You have to try and take that wicket. You have to keep planning in your mind how to get the batsman out," said Shami.

"There are lots of things that can be tried. If you put your head down, the partnership will only become stronger and bigger. Instead, if you manage to get a breakthrough, it will open up more options for the team," he added.

At stumps, England's score read 423/8-- a lead of 345 runs with two wickets in hand. For the Three Lions, Craig Overton (24*) and Ollie Robinson (0*) are at the crease. (ANI)

India pacer Mohammed Shami believes that the visitors can still make a comeback in the ongoing third Test against England despite the hosts having a lead of 345 runs after the end of the second day.

England captain Joe Root completed his 23rd Test ton as the hosts gained full command against India on Day 2 on Thursday.

"It's nothing like mentally, we have finished the game in three days and even two days too. There comes a time when it is your bad day but there is no point in getting our morale down," said Shami after the end of the day's play.

"There are two matches left and we are 1-0 up in the series. We have to believe in our skills and back ourselves," he added.

The India pacer wants the visitors' bowlers to keep on trying things to keep the England batsmen on their toes.

"It's your responsibility that, even when a big partnership develops, you should not put your head down. It's your job. You have to try and take that wicket. You have to keep planning in your mind how to get the batsman out," said Shami.

"There are lots of things that can be tried. If you put your head down, the partnership will only become stronger and bigger. Instead, if you manage to get a breakthrough, it will open up more options for the team," he added.

At stumps, England's score read 423/8-- a lead of 345 runs with two wickets in hand. For the Three Lions, Craig Overton (24*) and Ollie Robinson (0*) are at the crease.

(ANI)

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First published: 27 August 2021, 9:13 IST
 
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