'England have the bulldog spirit to hit back in Mohali' | cricket | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 18, 2017-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

'England have the bulldog spirit to hit back in Mohali'

cricket Updated: Dec 17, 2008 12:19 IST

PTI
Highlight Story

Former captain Michael Vaughan has backed England to bounce back from the bitter loss in Chennai, saying that Kevin Pietersen and his men have the "bulldog spirit" to square the Test series against India in Mohali.

"One thing with the England team is we do have a 'bulldog spirit', a fighting spirit. We proved that in this game," Vaughan said ahead of the second and final Test in Mohali starting December 19.

England dominated the first three days of the Chennai Test before losing the plot on the fourth day when Indian opener Virender Sehwag went on a rampage to snatch the match away from the visitors.

"It was a great game of cricket. Both teams played to an incredible standard in terms of what they'd gone through in the previous two weeks," Vaughan was quoted as saying by 'The Daily Telegraph'.

"The England team can be very proud of the way they played. For three-and-three-quarter days they dominated the Test and that is something which is very difficult to do in India," he added.

<