We will look for early breakthrough Saturday: Moores

December 19th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Mohali, Dec 19 (IANS) England coach Peter Moores said they will be aiming to get an early breakthrough on the second day of the second cricket Test to prevent India from scoring a big first innings total here Saturday.Moores said his bowlers failed to make early inroads thus allowing India to reach 179 with Gautam Gambhir (106) and Rahul Dravid (65) providing a platform for a big first innings score.

“Our bowlers tried hard to take wickets. If we had got early two wickets then I think the situation could have been different,” Moores said.

“Dravid and Gambhir both batted well and did not give our bowlers any chance. But, we are still hopeful. We will try to get rid of them in the morning. There will be no change in our strategy though.”

Moores defended the decision of the England team management to include bowler Stuart Broad instead of a batsman.

“England is batting well. In the last Test, we set a target of 378 runs for India in the fourth innings. We wanted to reinforce our bowling attack so we included Broad.”

“Broad can also bat well at times. So he provides depth in the batting order.”

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