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Desperate To Square Series, Vettori Open To Risky Decisions

By on April 3, 2009


Joseph Hoover

Wellington, Apr 2 (PTI) Desperate to square the series, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said his team would not shy away from taking risks if it promises victory in the third and final Test against India.

Trailing the seies 0-1, Vettori said the Kiwis wouldn’t mind risks like a sporting declaration when it came to squaring the series.

“It is not a line of thinking I always think along, but we realise a 1-1 series draw would be a great result for us,” Vettori said on the eve of the Test.

“So any opportunity that we have to win the Test match, I think we have to take. If that means putting ourselves under pressure with a loss, yeah we’ll definitely go down that road,” Vettori said.

The Kiwi captain said he was anxious to win the toss tomorrow to invite India to bat and bowl them out cheaply in the first innings.

“If we could dismiss India relatively cheaply first up, it would be ideal. But a lot will depend on the wicket and the overhead conditions tomorrow. We obviously need to bowl India out pretty early on to give us a chance,” said Vettori.

The 30-year-old left-arm spinner was disappointed with the surface here and said, “I haven’t seen a Basin wicket as brown as this or as dry or as hard as this before. So I will say it doesn’t fit the bill. But that isn’t to say that it is not a good Test match wicket.” PTI

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