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11th July 2009

We have to fight back says Benkenstein

Having won the toss he elected to bat first and thinks that the decision could still hold the side in good stead.

“The wicket looked a little under prepared, it didn’t do a lot all of the time , you could see that it was going to be a bit up and down and will probably turn as the game goes on.  I don’t think we batted particularly well, starting with a run out early on, we were getting on top of it with that opening stand and they fought back.  The wicket is reasonable but if you want to defend on it, it could be quite hard to score and if you want to set fairly fancy fields I think you can hold a side.  I don’t think you want to be batting last on that pitch but we could have done with getting a few more runs.

“It is a case that it’s going to be tough to get in so when a partnership gets going it looks relatively easy and then suddenly you get one wicket and then you can get two or three wickets.  We’ve got a bit of work to do tomorrow buy we’ve got to fight back and if we get one or two wickets we can definitely put them under pressure and get back in the game”, said Benkenstein.