Ishant Sharma feels Zaheer Khan's presence has made a world of difference to his bowling. "It's great to have Zaheer back.

Both (Mohammad) Shami and me are young. The way Zaheer guides us is brilliant. And then he bowled so well," Ishant said at the end of the third day's play on Friday. When reminded that he was not bowling too well before the series, Ishant said: "I don't think so.

In India, it's all about spinners and only two pacers get to play Test matches. In England and Australia, the bowlers didn't do a bad job, just that there were not enough runs on the board."

He feels the pitch has started to crack and that's going to favour the bowlers in the fourth innings. "It's not getting any easier. We should be in a position to win the Test match from here," the paceman added.

There are two days to go and Ishant was asked what would be a safe total. "It's up to the coach and the captain. Runs are no longer a factor, it's all about time," Ishant said.

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