BANGALORE - India have vowed no let-up as they target a clean sweep in the series against New Zealand with a win in the second and final Test starting today, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said.
The hosts put in a strong all-round performance to win the opening Test by an innings and 115 runs with a day to spare in Hyderabad.
"We don't have to be overconfident. We are a side which respects the opposition," the Indian captain told reporters on the eve of the match in Bangalore. "Whatever right we did in the first Test we have to repeat everything. We have to try and stick to the basics and keep it simple. We don't want to complicate it too much."
The Indian batsmen were not tested by New Zealand's attack in the last match as they posted a huge 438 in their only innings, but Dhoni said the conditions in Bangalore would be different.
"I think they (New Zealand) are a good bowling side, especially on this kind of wicket and overcast conditions. They will come up with good bowling plans and execute their plans well," he said.
"Hyderabad was a bit different as there was not much for the fast bowlers, but still they got wickets."
Cheteshwar Pujara was the batting hero in the Hyderabad match, India's first after the retirement of veterans Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, as he cracked a solid 159 for a maiden Test century in only his fourth match.