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We are on top, but anything can happen: Ishant

India might be on top in the ongoing third cricket Test against New Zealand but pacer Ishant Sharma today said his team remains wary of a comeback by the hosts.

cricket Updated: Apr 04, 2009 14:57 IST

India might be on top in the ongoing third cricket Test against New Zealand but pacer Ishant Sharma today said his team remains wary of a comeback by the hosts.

"From the current position, we definitely have the chance to win this Test. Nobody plays to lose and we will try our best. But cricket is a very funny game," Ishant said after the second day's play, at the end of which India took an overall 233-run lead.

"You know what happened in Napier. They got us out very early in the first innings, but they couldn't in the second. It is cricket, anything can happen. All we can do is give our 100 per cent on the field," said the 20-year-old, who got just one wicket in Kiwi first innings.

Ishant praised his strike partner Zaheer Khan, who bagged five wickets today, for helping him develop as a fast bowler.

"He has been bowling well since returning from an injury. I can't really speak much about his bowling, he is much more experienced. But I can say that he has done well for the team and supported me.

"He knows much better how to adapt to conditions. He also tells us how to bowl in particular situations. And whenever we make mistakes, he comes up and tells us what we should do to rectify it," Ishant said.