Originally Posted by GingerFurball
Trying to slog when there's 9 balls left in the day isn't showing "good intent", it's showcasing mental retardation.
Meh, it's not like batting is going to get magically easier tomorrow or that they are playing for a draw here.
Both Gambhir and him starting showing more positive intent at the end of the day's play and got quick 25 runs or so in a match where every run is crucial. They might have gotten more if Ashwin had managed to hit a few more shots like the six he did.
Also, Ashwin is primarily a bowler and was the second batsman only to get into double digits this innings. When better batsmen were getting out edging trying to defend, don't see a major problem in what he did tbh.
The shot selection and choice of bowler to attack was obv wrong though.