Gautam Gambhir declared himself confident that India will win the Chennai Test after they fought back on the fourth day.
Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood both completed centuries before England declared their second innings at 311-9, leaving India to chase a victory target of 387 in just under four sessions.
Virender Sehwag's 83 from 68 balls gave the hosts a flying start, although he was trapped lbw by Graeme Swann shortly before the close.
Gambhir (41no) and Rahul Dravid (2no) saw India through to stumps at 131-1 and will resume on Monday with a further 256 runs required to complete what would be the highest successful Test run chase on Indian soil.
"A lot of credit goes to Virender for the way he batted in the second innings," Gambhir told Sky Sports.
"It's a pleasure watching him bat from the non-striker's end, my job becomes very easy as the bowlers go on the defensive. The way he bats is just awesome.
"He has set the game up for us, 260 tomorrow is a very chaseable total."
Gambhir feels India's below-par first-innings effort of 241 all out was a one-off and his side's 5-0 win over England in the one-day series is a more relevant statistic.
"We won the one-day series 5-0 and are high on confidence and want to take that into the Test series," he said.
"It was just one innings - the first innings - in which we didn't bat well. I think we are all confident that we can chase this total."
Asked if England's spin duo Monty Panesar and Swann will be the main danger on the final day, he added: "They have been bowling well and there is a lot there for the spinners.
"All three results are possible, we are very optimistic that we can chase the total tomorrow."