~~We knew it wasn~~t going to be easy~~

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2001, 17:18 [IST]
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Port Elizabeth: South African opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs dominated the first day of the second Test against India as he stroked an unbeaten 155 in a total of 237 for five at St Georges Park on Friday. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy. The pitch had been under cover for three days so there was some moisture, but luckily there wasn't that much pace. There was a bit of lateral movement but not a lot of bounce," Gibbs said. Gibbs said his mental attitude was a key to his form. "When you bat on these sort of wickets you can either be negative or positive. You know it will be assisting the bowlers quite a lot but as long as you keep your feet moving, back yourself and stay positive it will help," he said. "I would like to continue playing this way irrespective of what sort of wicket we play on."

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