Harbhajan - We have a chance

Tourists looking to put Australia under pressure in final Test

Last Updated: 25/01/08 10:33am

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Harbhajan hits out in his innings of 63

Harbhajan hits out in his innings of 63

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Harbhajan Singh is confident India can level the series, despite admitting that the Adelaide wicket is good to bat on.

Australia ended day two of the fourth Test on 62-0 in reply to the tourists massive first-innings total of 526.

Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with 153 but the docile nature of the surface also allowed India's tail to wag, the final three wickets putting on 167.

Harbhajan, who made 63, is hoping the efforts of the lower order can be backed up by a good bowling performance as the Australians look to hold on to their 2-1 lead in the series.

Pressure

"I think it's a very good wicket to bat on but we've got the runs on the board now so we can play around with our field and put them under pressure and try to get the wickets," he said.

"We have a good chance to beat them in this game if we bowl the right sort of length and if we take our catches.

"Any team is beatable if you play to your potential and we have got a very, very good team and great players."

Harbhajan also believes India's performances Down Under, particularly since the controversial Test in Sydney, shows they are the closest challengers to Australia's position at the top of the ICC rankings.

"No team has challenged the Australians the way we have challenged them," he added.

"We are not very far from them, they have done very well in the past, but I don't live in the past."

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