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Ashwin not surprised at Sundar’s batting, dad upset at tailenders

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By Khurram Habib Ahmedabad, March 6 : Twice in the four-Test series against England that concluded on Saturday, Washington Sundar has been left a few runs short of a century by the Indian tail.
In the first Test in Chennai, the star from the Gabba Test against Australia, remained unbeaten on 85 while on Saturday, he was far, far closer to his century, ending at 96 not out.
It should have been an easy century for him but for the lack of application shown by tail-enders Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj. The last three wickets – including the run-out of Axar Patel, fell in the space of five deliveries and with the addition of no run.
“I don’t understand why people are surprised at his batting. I have been hearing. He can face the new ball. But we are ready for whatever the Indian team asks him to do,” his father M. Sundar, who had mixed feelings, told IANS.
“What I am really disappointed about are the tailenders. They couldn’t stay on for even a brief while. Suppose India were playing, needing 10 runs to win, wouldn’t this have been a huge mistake. There are millions of youngsters watching, they shouldn’t learn what the tail-enders did,” he said.
Ishant Sharma was leg-before while Siraj was bowled as he backed away.


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