India threw away the big advantage they had managed to pick up thanks to their bowlers, after a few key batsmen lost wickets in the final session of the second day of the third Test against England in Mohali. Day 3 will be about, first, getting to England's total, and then, if there are enough wickets in hand, seeing how big a lead India can achieve.
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are batting in the middle, with India's two leading spinners bailing their batsmen out of trouble by putting on 67 runs. That partnership put India on 271 for six, 12 runs short of England's first innings score.
The manner in which Ashwin and Jadeja batted suggests India should comfortably go past England's total, also because there is Jayant Yadav, who impressed with the bat on Test debut in Visakhapatnam, to come, while Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami are capable of scoring a few runs as well.
However, England will know an early wicket on day three morning and they might just be able to get those four wickets quickly and finish off India's innings. The fact that they have a new ball in hand will help, especially with the quality of James Anderson and Chris Woakes.
If India can find a way past the opening spell, they might be able to build a lead of over 50, but England, in this series, have quite often found a way to foil the home team's plans.
When the India innings ends, and it will at some point on day three, it will be interesting to see how England bat in the second innings. They did not cover themselves in glory on a flat day one wicket, so there will be a bit of that "we need to redeem ourselves" feeling going around.
India will hope, when England do come into bat, the wicket offers more to their bowlers, particularly the spinners, because they need Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant to come into the game to stand a chance of giving their batsmen a makeable score to chase in the final innings of this 3rd Test.
Where to Watch Live
India vs England third Test, Day 2 is set to begin at 9.30am IST (4am GMT). Live Streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD3. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
US and Canada: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Cricket Live.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports 1. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.