Need to earn our wickets: Hilfenhaus
Adelaide, Jan 27: Fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus claimed three wickets, including that of Virat Kohli, the only centurion in the Indian side, as the visitors folded for 272 on Day 3 at Adelaide. The Australian bowler stressed that his side were keen to finish the series 4-0 but with the pitch getting flatter and two days still to go, it was going to be hard work for the bowlers.
Excerpts from a brief TV interview ahead of Day 3:
On the wicket at the Adelaide Oval
It is a little bit flatter and there is not much movement out there for the bowlers. As bowlers it is fairly hard work there. We will hopefully set up a good total and we are going to have to bowl well and really earn our wickets in the second innings.
On whether reverse swing would have a bigger role to play as the match goes into the fourth and fifth day
Definitely, reverse swing will play some part and with this [lush] outfield it is still harder to get going. We are going to work hard on that [...]
On the importance of making it a 4-0 series victory
I am pretty keen to make it 4-0. We want to win every Test match we play. We have got that mindset and we are keen to make it 4-0.
On the words exchanged in the middle with the Indian side yesterday
That is what Test cricket is all about. What happens out there probably should stay out there, that’s the game we play. You try to get an advantage anyway you can. That’s just Test cricket and that’s what we play for.