“It is interesting. The match is evenly poised right now. It can go either way. It will be crucial as to how many runs the tail-enders score,” Vijay, who made 57 in India’s day end score of 266 for eight on Saturday, said.
Asked what will be an achievable fourth innings target, Vijay replied, “Whatever target they set will be chased. No two ways about it.”
Vijay criticised the track in a veiled manner, stating that it was difficult to judge the speed of the deliveries.
“The wicket is getting slower and lower. The cracks are getting wider and it is really difficult to judge the speed of the deliveries,” he said.
The opener, however, revealed that the pitch prepared by Venkat Sundaram is certainly not conducive for good batting.
“It’s a wicket where scoring runs is extremely difficult. However, it’s not that difficult to stay on the wicket. We did bat well, but in patches. I could have batted a little longer but got out at the wrong time.”
His stop-gap opening partner Cheteshwar Pujara got a nasty hit on a finger of his right hand and Vijay said that the physio was working on him.
“It’s swollen a bit and the physio is working on him.”