Farokh Engineer: Odds Still Stacked Against India
I don't want to sound pessimistic but the odds are stacked very heavily against India at the moment unless they can somehow get these last five wickets very quickly indeed.
India clawed things back a little today but England still have a lead of 85 and every run is like gold from this point because England don't want to bat twice.
They'll try to bowl India out so they will be looking for another 100 runs and even if they get out after that they've still got a lead of 185, which means India would have to bat really well because this wicket is still doing a bit.
Survival will be very difficult for our batsmen.
India are not very good at saving games. They're pretty good at winning them but when it comes to saving the game, as we saw at Southampton, where India threw it away, they aren't so good.
I think this could turn out to be a humiliating defeat for India unless there is a tremendous breakthrough.
The weather forecast wasn't great for today, but I don't think either team would have been too worried about that. England were looking to build a handsome lead and every run will put pressure on the Indian batsmen.
Ad despite the rain today, there's plenty of time left in this game.
India bowled much better this morning but they did bowl a lot of short-pitched deliveries and if you bowl a lot of them, you are going to be hit for four and a lot of runs were given away unnecessarily - this isn't Kolkata!
You've got to pitch it up on this ground, make the batsmen drive and let the ball seam and let it swing.
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