Can we fend off the usual early wicket this morning to pile more misery on the Indian team?
I’d love it if one of our openers got to a century. If both could get there it would be a real statement. Each of their first targets once getting in and settled this morning should be to get to make 79, more than the entire Indian first innings. Make that and the pressure should be off. Anything more is a real bonus, score a century and they should be really enjoying it. Much better to be playing with freedom than under immense pressure for once.
But there is work to do this morning. A couple of early wickets and the Indians will start to get a grip on the game. The morning session should be a fascinating watch or listen.
Umpire has just made the Indian wicketkeeper take a lot of excessive tape off his gloves. Shame to waste it. Why not just wrap it around Kohli's big gob!
One of the slip fielders has multi sticking plasters all over his hands too!