INDIA (HRNW)-Beat positioned India were battling for a draw in the wake of losing two wickets on the last day of a high-scoring first Test against England in Rajkot on Sunday.
Britain pronounced their second innings at 260-3 not long after lunch, leaving the top-positioned home side to pursue 310 keeps running off 49 overs on the fifth day.
In any case, the Indians looked more worried with survival on a wearing track at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground, facilitating its first Test ever.
At tea, India were 49-2 off 18 overs, requiring 261 keeps running with eight wickets close by for an improbable win in the last session of the match.
Murali Vijay (29), who hit a century in India’s first innings score of 488, and captain Virat Kohli (two) were the not out batsmen at the wrinkle.
The Indians lost Gautam Gambhir to Chris Woakes for a duck while Cheteshwar Pujara (18) was caught leg before wicket by spinner Adil Rashid.
The guests owed their prevailing position to commander Alastair Cook (130) and high school debutant Haseeb Hameed (82) who shared 180 keeps running for the opening wicket ─ a record opening stand for England in India.
It was the 30th Test century for the left-gave Cook and record fifth in India, more than any abroad batsman.
Hameed, 19, gave a false representation of his delicate years in making 82 off 177 balls that contained one six and seven limits.
His thump was the most noteworthy Test score by an adolescent for England, beating Jack Crawford’s 74 in Cape Town in 1906.
Cook and Hameed began mindfully, however opened up to play some delightful shots on both sides of the wicket in batsmen-accommodating conditions.
India at long last tasted achievement when leg-spinner Amit Mishra took a sharp return get as Hameed attempted to go for a trudge clear.
Hameed, nicknamed “Child Boycott” for his unflappable batting method, had scored an a la mode 31 amid England’s first innings.
The privilege hander is Cook’s tenth diverse opening accomplice since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012 and on this shape could be the long haul arrangement at the highest point of the request.
Britain had made 537 in their first innings in the wake of winning the hurl, on account of hundreds of years from Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes.