Sending in a nightwatchman. Ridiculous. We need to take 10 Indian wickets in the next 3 sessions or we lose the series.
Sorry really should have gone on to explain the above a bit better. There are six sessions left in the game - probably 160 overs given the light and slow over rates by both side. England were never liklely to achieve a lead, so needed to get as many quick runs as possible in order to get India back in and pick up the 10 Indian wickets needed to have any chance of winning the game. The nightwatchman stategy and taking the light have handicapped that position.
If England bat on anything after an hour tomorrow, then the best that they can hope for is a draw - as they will have taken too much time out of the game.
Had I been Moores, I would have said to KP at tea - knock off the runs to get us passed the follow on and then cut loose. I'd have sent everyone in in twenty20 mode. If it failed, we'd have had a bowl at then last night (and hopefully made in roads). had it come off we could have been 50-100 runs short (or better)and declared. We must WIN this game to square the series. That can only be done by bowling the Indians out again - even if we didn't lose wickets and played authodox cricket we'd have had to bat until lunch tomorrow to have had a lead of 100-150. Something that surely Moores should realise is not going to happen.
We'll probably scratch another 100 out in a session and a half, still be 80 runs behind meaning that if the Indians bat for 3 sessions there'll be out of sight. Not because they will have too many runs, but because they have too many runs for the number of overs left