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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 April, 2004, 10:27 GMT 11:27 UK
Dravid looks to decider
 Parthiv Patel
India's Parthiv Patel looks for divine intervention
Stand-in captain Rahul Dravid said India are eager to make amends after their nine-wicket loss to Pakistan in the second Test.

He admitted India had been outplayed after being bowled out cheaply as the home side levelled the series.

Dravid said: "It's disappointing, but we have to give credit to the way Pakistan bowled.

"We've lost but we're not down. The boys are eager to make amends in the final Test."

There are lots of positives and the attitude of the boys was good - they kept on fighting
Rahul Dravid
Dravid said there were a number of small problems which over the course of the Test had become their downfall.

He said: "When you lose a game there are a lot of areas of cricket that you look at. In retrospect there are things you would have improved.

"But there are lots of positives and the attitude of the boys was good. They kept on fighting.

"Yuvraj [Singh] was fantastic. It was terrific to watch him get a hundred. He has shown a lot of potential.

"And Lakshmipathy Balaji bowled beautifully all match."

The deciding Test begins in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Dravid added: "We are looking forward to it. We hope the last Test will be a great match to end a great series."

India's Rahul Dravid
"We didn't bat well enough"


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