Kolkata: Describing as "frustrating" India's rearguard resistance led by Ravichandran Ashwin which thwarted England's bid for an innings victory, English pacer Steve Finn Saturday credited the bowlers for "sticking to the plans".
"It was frustrating to say the least. The last two wicket partnership was surely very frustrating. I think Ashwin batted really well. India's rearguard action was great," Finn told mediapersons after the fourth day of the third test match against India at the Eden Gardens here.
Trailing England's first innings score of 523 by 207 runs, India were reduced to 159/8 in the second innings before an Ashwin joined hands first with Ishant Sharma and then Pragyan Ojha to deny the visitors an innings victory and helping India to limp to 239/9 - a slender lead of 32 runs.