London : India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has admitted that the visiting batsmen committed mistakes under challenging conditions as his side were bowled out for just 107 runs in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s.
The inept technique coupled with fragile temperament of Indian batting was thoroughly exposed as they crumbled against a top quality England seam attack. “I don’t think you can get any more challenging conditions than this (in Test cricket) especially with Duke ball in these weather conditions. But as a batsman you have to back your ability.
“It is all about intent out there, of not only scoring runs but also leaving the ball and defending well.
“You have to accept your mistake. Acceptance is the key, I think, when you play in England.”