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Job not over yet: Sourasish

New Delhi: Sourasish Lahiri believes it would be another long day for him on Saturday when Services resume with their reply after Bengal finished at 431, here, at the Palam Ground.

“It’s a great feeling to score a century, that, too, after coming in as a nightwatchman. But my job is not yet over. The track does not help the bowlers and we have to toil really hard to get wickets,” the Bengal off-spinner emphasised.

Sourasish was not ready to accept that Bengal should have scored more runs considering the number of overs (166.2) they batted. “Look, I don’t think batting was very easy. You can’t play strokes at will out there. That we managed 431 runs was a pretty good achievement,” he said.

“I chose to stay around knowing the runs would come in that case.”

For Sourasish, scoring a century as nightwatchman was no big deal. “I generally bat at No. 8, but that does not mean I consider myself to be a bowler only. When I was promoted up the batting order, I made sure to concentrate on my batting and contribute.

“I decided to stick around for as long as possible and to give my wicket away cheaply. The bounce is low on this wicket and one has to be cautious,” he said.