Good fightback by the Aussies.
India dominated most of the day yet the Aussies fought back to even get a 1st innings lead.
While the pitch may be ordinary for Test cricket, it could throw up a tight result that gets decided in the final session.
I’d say with it being a slow pitch, the best chance of a win would be to set India a difficult, but tempting target that could result in some wickets if they attack it.
If we set them a target that is out of reach, then I think it’ll be a draw as it seems very difficult to get batsman out unless they are playing shots and going hard at the ball, because of the low bounce. Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar and Laxman all have a rock solid defence to fall back on.
The problem is with Sehwag there, that could scare Ponting into delaying a declaration (If he does have that chance), which would then make up the Indian’s mind to play for the draw.
I think a target of about 315 with a day to go (90 overs = 3.5 rpo required) would set things up for a great final day.
I must admit I am a bit worried about our batting though, we came close to collapse in the first innings with Watson and Paine holding things together and I think if we lose a couple of early wickets, then there could be some real big problems.