The job is half done, says Harbhajan

August 1st, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Galle, Aug 1 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh’s four-wicket haul on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka has put India in a good spot, but the off-spinner insists they still have a long way to go. In response to India’s first innings total of 329, Sri Lanka by tea eased to 126 runs for the loss of one wicket. But Harbjahan struck in the post tea session, leaving the hosts struggling for 215 for five by the close of day’s play.

“We are not satisfied with our efforts. We still have a long way to go. First one hour tomorrow will be very important. If we can get one or two wickets in the first half hour, then we will be in a very good position. Definitely we are going to go out and give our best shot tomorrow,” Harbhajan said.

Harbhajan said that Prasanna Jayawardene and skipper Mahela Jayawardene are the last recognised batsmen and if India can get them early, the visitors can have a crack at the tailenders.

Harbhajan said India need to get at least 50-60 runs lead to put pressure on Sri Lanka.

“We have to get another wicket and then the tail starts. We know Chaminda Vass can bat. We have to go out and give our 100 per cent, take our catches, bowl as we did today, and restrict them with a lead of 50-60 if possible,” he said.

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