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It will be difficult for England: Flintoff

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December 22, 2008 19:24 IST

With the wicket hardly assisting batsmen, all-rounder Andrew Flintoff [Images] today said anything more than four per over will be a difficult chase for England [Images] on the fifth and final day of the second cricket Test against India in Mohali.

"It's being very difficult out there with the ball really going wide. Anything more than four per over is going to be a difficult chase for us tomorrow," said Flintoff after the penultimate days's play.

England were trailing by 285 runs with India on 134 for four in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day at the Punjab Cricket Stadium.

Flintoff, who gave only 16 runs in his nine-over spell after contributing 62 to his side which was bundled out for 302 in the first innings, said he was feeling confident on Monday.

"I was more confident today than what I did yesterday," he said.

The Englishman praised Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan [Images], for picking up three wickets for 76 runs in the first innings.

"He is the next best thing in Indian cricket. He is the great exponent of his skills," Flintoff said.

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