Ponting confident of winning against India

Melbourne, Feb 9 (UNI) After registering their first win in the CB series, Australia captain Ricky Ponting warned India that his side will look to carry the momentum in tomorrow's match saying the low bounce at the MCG will give the hosts an edge.

Ponting's side demolished Sri Lanka by 128 runs yesterday at Sydney and the captain was hopeful for a repeat performance against India.

''We've got a full game of cricket and a really good, comprehensive win,'' Ponting said.

''We're probably going to get similar types of conditions in Melbourne as well. The wicket all year down there hasn't offered much pace and bounce either, so what we've got out of this game we can take down there and hopefully adapt to their attack and adapt to their batting line-up.'' Indian team had two washed out games in Brisbane and Sydney but the 31-year-old Aussie captain said the Indians can not be taken lightly especially after their inspired batting performance against Sri Lanka.

''They played pretty well up in Brisbane the other night with the bat.'' ''But certainly our bowlers controlled them in Brisbane a few days before that. Hopefully we can just take a bit of momentum out of this game down to Melbourne on Sunday.'' However, he was confident about his new-look bowling attack headed by Brett Lee.

''We've got a really good mix and balance with our bowling attack in both forms of the game right now,'' he said. ''Our one-day attack the last couple of years has been very solid.'' UNI XC RAR RKM RK1700

Story first published: Saturday, February 9, 2008, 17:40 [IST]
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