Cheteshwar Pujara sure India will lash out vs South Africa in second Test

Cheteshwar Pujara says India took more positives from 1st Test at Johannesburg than South Africa. The hosts, he says, fought through just one solid partnership while his side played well overall.

updated: December 24, 2013 21:43 IST
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Durban: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday, sought to play mind games ahead of the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying the visitors had more positives to take from the epic drawn first Test and would like to "build on the gains" from that match.

"If we consider the last match, we have had more positives than South Africa. We batted first when the ball was doing a bit and we batted well. When they batted in the first innings, there wasn't much help from the track, still we came back with our bowling," Pujara said at the pre-match press conference here. (Also read: Steyn hurt after being booed by Jo'burg crowd, says de Villiers)

"In the second innings, they had the opportunity to bat in better conditions. On the last day, we were expecting some more movement from the cracks but it didn't happen. They were lucky enough to survive," India's No 3, who scored an impressive 153 in the first Test, said.

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