We have a better chance to win than India: Watson

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Bangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) Australian all rounder Shane Watson today said his team had a better chance to win the opening test here than India as they had been the better performers on all the four days of the match.

Speaking to mediapersons at the end of day's play on the penultimate day watson said if the Aussie bowlers struck to their task the world champions will be making a winning start to the four-test series.

Watson, who is batting on 32 saved Australia from a tricky situation of 128 for five with the company of keeper batsman Brad Haddin who is batting on 28, said he was not sure when his captain would opt to declare the Aussie second innings.

''I have not spoken to Ricky and don't know when we are going to declare,'' he said.

On the pitch, he felt that even on final day it would not be an easy task for bowlers to succeed.

Watson was all praise for off-spinner Harbhajan Singh saying, ''He batted well yesterday and was very consistent in his bowling today. He kept our batsmen under pressure. So was Zaheer who did well with both bat and ball.'' Asked why Aussies were over cautious when they began their second knock today, Watson said, ''We had to play very cautiously since the wicket was not helping the batsman and Indian bowlers were waiting for us to make mistakes. We did not want to loose too many wickets.'' Watson, who returned to the field after being in injury list for some time, said he was happy that he could get three wickets, which was his career best haul in an innings, that too after being out of the action for some time.

Asked whether Australians were frustrated when Indian tailenders extended the innings by adding 47 runs today, he said there was frustration but in fact his teammates had done well to restrict India by fielding well.


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