Australia may have declared too soon. India require 499 to win, but have two entire days to bat on a pitch that isn’t evil; just 82 runs needed per session from a batting lineup including Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman. Live scores here.
UPDATE. Both sides currently behind their respective victory targets. Meanwhile, undisputed serious eyes title-holder and new West Indian captain Chris Gayle – quietly spoken off the field, sensationally combative on it – attempted to win the First Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in the opening session. Two days to go; Windies still looking good.
UPDATE II. Dravid out; advantage Australia.
UPDATE III. India all out for 161. So much for my early-declaration doubts; Australia would have won if they’d declared at the end of day 2.