Gavaskar lauds England spinners for success at Wankhede

Indian bowlers bowled short while the England spinners have managed to force the opposition to come forward which has resulted in their success in the second Test.

updated: November 25, 2012 19:21 IST
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New Delhi: Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Sunday credited England bowlers for bowling well on the Wankhede track and said that their Indian counterparts failed to replicate the same.

India floundered in the second innings of the second Test against England, losing seven wickets for 117 and ending the day with a lead of just 31.

Speaking to NDTV, Gavaskar said that it was not all about lack of application from Indian batsmen but good bowling from the Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann as well. "I said on the eve of the Test that having turning pitches can backfire. India is in serious trouble now. I do not think it is about lack of application from the Indian batsmen but more about the way Panesar bowled. He managed to bowl straight on a turning track and mixed it up well. Swann at the other end was tossing it up. They made the Indians come forward," he said. Panesar took five wickets on Sunday while Swann claimed the other two.

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