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Justin Rose revels in lucky Ryder Cup break at Gleneagles

Justin Rose believes he and Martin Kaymer got lucky as they halved their foursomes clash with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed on Saturday.

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Having won his opening three matches while partnering Henrik Stenson - rested with a back problem for Saturday's second session - Rose, along with new partner Kaymer, went into the last hole a shot down.

After the United states pairing had squandered opportunities to extend their advantage earlier in the round, both teams hit wayward approaches on the 18th, but it was the Europeans who recovered better, with Rose putting in from six feet to claim a share of the spoils.

Rose had turned in a sensational performance in his fourball clash earlier in the day, but admitted to struggling in the foursomes.

"It was a complete contrast to the game this morning," he said. "This afternoon I would say both teams really struggled and both of us had a hard time trying to close the door on that match.

"Obviously we put ourselves in a hole with one down playing the last and Martin just really picked me up, really, and said, 'Come on, we really deserve to get half a point out of this game'.

"That made the task simple, really, playing the last. Everything else was forgotten, all the mistakes that we'd made prior to that. Suddenly there was a job to do on 18.

"We caught a little bit of a break, or the US caught an unlucky break with the lie they got in the bunker, because that was probably the decent spot to miss it.

"Martin hit a good bunker shot and it came down to a five or six-foot putt, and it was nice to get something out of the day."

Rose will face Hunter Mahan in Sunday's singles, while Kaymer will take on Bubba Watson.

Europe hold a considerable 10-6 lead at the end of day two.

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