Virender Sehwag believes India could still draw the third Test against England
Last Updated: December 9, 2012 7:00am
Virender Sehwag retains hope India can force an unlikely draw in the third Test against England in Kolkata.
The hosts are staring defeat in the face with only a brilliant 83 from Ravi Ashwin ensuring there would be a fifth day.
Things began well enough for India with Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir putting on 86 before Sehwag was bowled by Graeme Swann in the first ball after lunch.
"We are still fighting. Something could happen tomorrow and we could draw the Test match."
The session went from bad to worse as another six wickets fell before tea, although Sehwag has not ruling out an improbable salvage operation despite only one wicket in hand and a 32-run lead.
"We lost six wickets in a session which is disappointing," he said. "But we are still fighting.
"Something could happen tomorrow and we could draw the Test match."
The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Sachin Tendulkar (5), Yuvraj Singh (11), Virat Kohli (20) and skipper MS Dhoni (0) all filed to shine.
Sehwag does not believe Ashwin's defiant innings, one where he clubbed 14 fours, embarrassed the remainder of India's order.
"It's not embarrassment. He's part of the team and he's a good player," he continued.
"He has a different style that can work. My style is different.
"If you apply yourself on this wicket I don't think it is too difficult to score runs."
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