Adelaide: Despite being pushed on the backfoot with centuries from Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin insists that India have nothing to lose against Australia in the fourth and the final Test against Australia that got under way here on Tuesday.
"I think we have nothing to lose at this point in time. Being three-nil down gives us a bit of a license to go out and play our natural game, which could be a real blessing in disguise for us and all that's important is to (each) get those first 20-30 runs and stick it out. We'll have to look for those initial starts and try to capitalise and that could be the crucial part of this game," said Ashwin after the first day's play at the Adelaide Oval.
Despite losing the toss, India held the upper hand in the first session to leave Australia at 98 for three at lunch. But Ponting and Clarke scored rapidly as 237 runs came in the last two sessions and Australia finished the day at 335 for three.