Rahul Dravid wants India to continue fighting

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid feels Sachin Tendulkar has a golden opportunity to score his hundredth hundred on day four Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Jan 5, 2012

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is confident of his team still saving the ongoing Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Australia.

He was quoted in NDTV as saying that India should draw inspiration from its past heroics where it came back from losing position to win a Test match. He added that all is not lost for the team considering Sachin Tendulkar is still on crease while VVS Laxman is yet to bat.

The Indian batsman heaped praised on the Australian captain Michael Clarke for scoring a triple hundred and helping Australia gain a massive lead on day three. He said, “He played all around the wicket. Even when we set the field back he didn’t get carried away.”

Speaking about prospect of Tendulkar achieving his milestone of hundredth hundred, Dravid said, “Every situation is set up for him. It is a terrific situation from our perspective and we hope it happens tomorrow.”

At stumps on the third day, India were trailing by 354 runs after losing a couple of wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India face the daunting task of batting out two full days, which raises the possibility of an innings defeat in the match.