Kingston. Fifteen years have passed but Rahul Dravid still remains the batsman India relies when it comes to batting in the fourth innings of a test under tough conditions. In an inning where the second highest score was 28, Dravid (112) scored his 32nd test hundred to take India past 250 and give them the edge with an overall lead of 326.
Despite a mammoth target, the Caribbean openers came out with a positive intent. Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons raced the team total to 50 by the 10th over of their innings, and when it was looking that they would run away with the initial advantage India enjoyed, Praveen Kumar got Barath brilliantly caught in the slips.
In the very next over Kohli latches on to a very tough chance at gully to dismiss Sarwan, and when Ishant Sharma cleaned Lendl Simmons up to a superb delivery the momentum again shifted towards the visitors.
It looked as if another West Indian collapse was on the cards, but Bravo and Chanderpaul, survived a jittery 90 minutes to score 51 runs and ensure that there was no more damage at the end of the third day.
This sets up the match for an intriguing fourth and probably final day of the test with India needing 7 wickets and West Indies 195 runs to win.