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Team had not fancied its chances: Dravid

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Mumbai
Nov 05, 2004 07:42 PM IST

"We did not think 100 odd runs would be enough but the way the guys bowled and fielded was brilliant," the Indian skipper said at Mumbai.

Indians had not fancied their chances of a victory given the paltry 107-run target they set for Australia but backed themselves well to pull off a win in the fourth and final cricket Test, skipper Rahul Dravid said on Friday.

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"We did not think 100 odd runs would be enough, a target of some 150 would have been good but the way the guys bowled, fielded and took the catches, it was brilliant," Dravid said after India snatched a 13-run win on the third day of the match.

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Rival skipper Ricky Ponting, on the other hand, had thought 107 was "definitely gettable".

"It was a disappointing end for all of us. After having such a fantastic series, it was really disappointing to end in this way," Ponting said.

"107 was definitely gettable. But full credit to the Indians, they batted and bowled well in tough conditions."

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