Aaron has a mandate to bowl fast

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Fast bowler Varun Aaron cherished a successful performance, as India challenged England on day two of the fourth Test match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday.

Fast bowler Varun Aaron cherished a successful performance, as India challenged England on day two of the fourth Test match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday.

Aaron clinched telling figures of three for 48, as the hosts moved to 237 for six in reply to India's 152 all out. Fellow right-arm seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, too, secured three key wickets.

"There is a clear message that I have got to bowl quick and yes, shorter spells are better and helpful in that case.I don't hold myself back from bowling quick. I am glad to be here and I have had a good match so far. I am feeling good with my bowling too," said Aaron.

The 24-year-old dismissed left-handed trio Alastair Cook, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali. The departure of the Ali, though, brought particular delight on the back of an in-swinging yorker.

"I had just bowled a bouncer to him and I followed it up with an in-swinger. He has had a problem with the short ball. Bouncer followed by a foot-ball is a good method," added Aaron.

"The wicket has changed from what we saw in that first hour. I am happy that I got wickets when we needed them but there is still a long way to go in the match."

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