Blog by: M N Viswanath.
Edited by: Suryakant Tripathi.
Australia have gained a first innings lead of 87 runs and at 11 am India have just come in to bat. India obviously will be under lot of pressure from the word go because there is turn and bounce for the spinners. With two and a half days to go India will need to post a total of at least 450 runs to make a match out of it. With Aussie spin duo full of confidence from their recent success the Indians have a tough task on their hands. It is important for the Indian batsmen to rely on their strengths, be in the present moment, play the ball on its merits, not to focus too much on the challenges that lie ahead, be positive in their approach, play sensibly and occupy the crease as long as possible. They need to believe that a turnaround is possible at this stage.