Renshaw: ‘India made it tough for us’

On an Indian team without Kohli in the second half of the day, he said, “They still came out pretty hard, but I think there probably weren’t as many words out there today. They still made it tough for us.”

R. Ashwin tries to cross Australian batsman Matt Renshaw during the first day of the third Test in Ranchi on Thursday.   -  PTI

Australian opener Matt Renshaw, who made a pleasing 44 here on Thursday, said, “We probably would have liked to have scored a few more runs in the top-order but I thought we all probably got a good start but just didn’t get on with it and make a big score like Steve (Smith) did. I think he showed us how to go today.”

On an Indian team without Kohli in the second half of the day, he said, “They still came out pretty hard, but I think there probably weren’t as many words out there today. They still made it tough for us.”

Asked about Glenn Maxwell’s innings, Renshaw said, “He’s a class player and showed us what he can do in Test cricket today.”

The Aussie opener noted, “The first session tomorrow is a really big one. If we win that one that we go a long way in winning the match.”