It would need a lot of patience and effort to get wickets now, says Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav did bowl a good spell to bring India back into the contest but Cook and Prior were defiant and did not let the opposition get any further inroads into England's batting line-up.

updated: November 18, 2012 21:42 IST
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Ahmedabad: Not assured of an outright win in the first Test after England's dramatic fightback, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on Sunday said the home team's bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort on the final day to pack off the visitors on a pitch that has become flat.

"The wicket has become very flat. It helped the spinners earlier on but it has now become very easy to bat on it. There is no help for the bowlers. We have to put in a lot of effort to get something out of it. I took my wickets after putting in a lot of effort," said Yadav who shone with a two-wicket burst in as many balls in the middle session of play.

Yadav dismissed Ian Bell and Samit Patel, earning leg before decisions against the two batsmen, to leave England struggling at 199 for 5 chasing the follow-on-saving mark of 330 before visiting captain Alastair Cook and wicketkeeper Matt Prior did the grand recovery act.

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