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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Ganguly hopes to continue in same vein at Colombo

Published: Monday, August 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kandy: Skipper Saurav Ganguly was very happy with the discipline that Indian showed in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka and hoped the team would come up with a similar performance in the decider in Colombo."I am extremely happy with the discipline showed by the team here. We played positive cricket," Ganguly said after India registered a seven-wicket win to square the three-Test series at 1-1."Its great to win a Test match when half of our side is back home," he said referring to injuries to some of the key players. "I hope it continues in Colombo."About his own innings of 98 not out that fetched him the man-of-the-match award, Ganguly said he had been working very hard to come out of his lean patch and the efforts had paid dividends."I was pretty happy to put a bit of bat on the ball. I had a bit of luck but that happens... I had been practicing hard for quite sometime. I tried to play positively... That's what I did in the first innings and again this time and it worked," he said.On promoting Dravid and himself up the order, Ganguly said, "We have been trying certain things. Its all very good when it works well and not when it doesn't. I am glad we played positively," he said.Ganguly thanked the groundsmen for preparing a good pitch. "This is the sort of pitch that produces fantastic cricket and brings the crowds to the ground," he said. PTI

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India thrives on Lanka jinx, levels series

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