Scoring runs against South Africa is reassuring, says Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay had a 157-run partnership for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara. But once the two batsmen got out, India folded on either side of the tea-break, bowled out for 334 runs.

updated: December 28, 2013 02:28 IST
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Durban: He might have missed out on what should have been a well-deserved ton but opener Murali Vijay is satisfied that he had made significant contribution with his score of 97 against a quality South African attack in the second Test here on Friday. (Day 2 report)

"Home or overseas, scoring runs makes me happy," he said, added,"I am happy with the way I batted the whole day yesterday. Of course, it is disappointing that I couldn't make a hundred". (Scorecard)

"Scoring runs against the number one side in the world is self-assuring. With the kind of attack that they have, and this is not a flat pitch, it is a two-paced slow wicket. So it is difficult to score runs. I thought I batted well," he added. (Highlights)

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