After a terrible start to the match, India have finally managed to regain a semblance of control over the proceedings. Rahul and Dhawan put on a crucial 166 opening run partnership which gave India the initiative heading into day five.
Dhawan in particular was at his effervescent best as he scored 94 of just 116 balls. It is unfortunate that he got out in the nineties as deserved to reach the three figure mark.
Heading into day five, India have a slender lead of 49 runs as they will look to put on some quick runs on the board. Hopefully for India, they could set a target of something over 300 which ensure that they won’t lose the match.
But Dhawan seemed confident that they could make a match of this after all.
“We are going to play positive cricket tomorrow, try to give them a decent total and make a match out of this. I could not feel the nick, so I took the chance (review). It was not that big an edge, sometimes things go your way, sometimes they don’t”.
“I am feeling good and bad both (smiles). Happy that I scored runs, but disappointed that I missed the century. Even Rahul played well, good that we are making a match out of this situation. The conditions are completely different from what they were on the first day”.
With nine wickets in the bag, India will look to play out the initial few overs before really opening up close to lunch. Let’s see if India can pull out a victory tomorrow!