It would have been shame if Cheteshwar Pujara had missed ton: Ashwin

Cheteshwar Pujara century

"We batted pretty well to be at the position where we are. There is lot of work to be done. We are not totally out of the woods. We need gather a few more runs. The morning session will be crucial, we need to just pass the 350 mark and I think we have the game really on," Ashwin said.

The wily off-spinner also praised the strip saying it something for both the spinners and fast bowlers.

"The wicket has more bounce than Ahmedabad which was low and slow. There is enough bounce to encourage fast bowlers who can bend their backs as was shown even at the end of the day's play. It is one of the best wickets in the country and when it starts spinning, it becomes quite tough to bat on unless you get through the first 15-20 minutes," he said.

Talking about his own knock, he said he did not do anything different. Ashwin batted confidently and was even aggressive as he struck England pace spearhead James Anderson for three fours in an over with the second new ball.

"I just batted the way I know to bat. I have always batted like this. I used my feet up and down. We don't go into any Test with any particular total in mind," he explained.

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