We missed out on scoring 300: Chopra
Townsville, Aug 14: Scoring a half-century, India opener Prashant Chopra played a patient and valuable knock in partnership with skipper Unmukt Chand to give India a solid foundation. His 82-ball knock yielded 57 runs including seven hits to the boundary. The 139-run opening stand helped India post a challenging total of 261/6 against Zimbabwe in the Group C match of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
In the mid-innings break, Chopra spoke about his innings in a brief television interview.
On batting with the captain
I felt very good while batting with the captain. He was batting superbly and even I was able to play all my shots on this wicket which supported all the shots.
On the wicket being slightly different from the one they played on against West Indies
The wicket was a bit quick on that day also but it had variable bounce. But today the ball was coming on nicely on to the bat but it had some steep bounce also [and] that restricted us [from] playing the horizontal bat shots.
On the batsmen running between the wickets with a bit more urgency than the other day
I just wanted to make sure that we convert singles into twos.
On the conversation with the skipper inside the first ten overs
He told me to just keep on playing and go through the innings and the runs will keep coming, no worries.
On the 261 that they achieved
We just missed a triple [hundred].