After an excellent bowling effort on day two of the Adelaide Test, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that the match is evenly poised, and that every run would be extremely important from here on.
Australia ended day two at 191 for 7, and if India can strike early on the third day they could gain the ascendancy.
"I thought we really bottled them up, soaked them up and put on pressure from both ends. We don't isolate it as a fast bowling or spin bowling pack. We identify it as a bowling unit together because one cannot exist without the other. Today was another perfect attrition day for us," Ashwin was quoted as saying at the post-match press conference, according to PTI.
On his own spell, he added, "I bowled an extended 22-over spell even before and after tea to make sure that we do not give away more runs.9
"I see it as neck-and-neck in the game. Whoever can get momentum from hereon has the edge in this Test. I think it is extremely well poised. Every run is going to be gold dust from here,” Ashwin further said in the PTI report.
Earlier, India were dismissed without adding a run to their overnight score of 250 for 9.
--By A Cricket Correspondent