Oh boy. I’ve already given up on this Indian side at least three times this match, but hope springs eternal. Say India bowls Sri Lanka out for 200 runs — or maybe even 250 — by the end of this day. They should have a good chance of equaling the series, barring a wearying pitch and some nasty spinners. No? Impossible, you say? What with Sangakarra, Jayawardene and Samaraweera in our midst?
Either way, we’re going to get a good look at proper, exciting Test cricket. First, India’s spinners must once again shoulder the burden and run out Sri Lanka. And then, it’s their batsmen’s turn — assume Sehwag fails (as he often does in the 2nd innings) — will Dravid stand up finally? Or will have to rely on the unlikely talents of Mithun/Mishra?