On the last day, a late declaration by Alastair Cook saw India squeeze out draw.
Kohli was accompanied by local star Ravindra Jadeja (32 not out) when the match ended inconclusively. We want to play with the combination that has best balance.
"Fair play to India for making it a little bit tricky for us but there's a l ot of confidence going into the next one".
India captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 49 in a tense final session to deny England, who fell four wickets short of clinching a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Good to get things done in the end.
"If we continue on that level as we did in Rajkot there's no reason why we can't put pressure on their batting with our spinners". Gautam got his chance as Rahul was injured but now that Rahul is fit and ready, we will look to stick to our old game plan. "Important to convince yourself you can negotiate what's thrown at you", he added. It seems like Murali Vijay will hold on to his post after his decent display during the Rajkot test, but there is a huge doubt over the participation of Gambhir, who scored 29 and a duck in two innings for India.
"It's a real tough one", said Cook. It was however a good Test wicket. "Relentless with the ball, we didn't let India score too quickly". Speaking to media person, Kumble, however, said they are not focusing on one particular bowler or batsman but on the England team as a whole.More news: Murray beats Wawrinka, advances to semifinals at ATP finals
"The way Has (Hameed) played was brilliant. So I think that was something that was a challenge for me which I was able to overcome in the second innings and that gave me more pleasure as a batsman than scoring a big hundred or getting a big score".
"Jimmy has come over and done really well in the nets. but last he bowled in a game was in August so (we have to) kind of weigh that up with a couple of guys who have been out here for seven weeks or so", said Cook.
Even when it comes to their bowling, England have ample talent at their disposal in spinners Moeen, Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari, with all being capable of contributing significantly with the bat. Joe Root took a simple catch at second slip to send back the opener.
"Slight frustration, credit to Cooky and Has for setting the game".
England will make a late decision on whether to include James Anderson in their team for the Second Test against India.
"So many chances that could have gone, that could have happened". "We lost the toss in Mumbai in 2012 on a turning wicket and we outplayed India". The said average is the highest by an Indian batsman in the fourth innings in Tests (minimum 500 runs).