India will need a special effort to win the first Test against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Losing an early wicket in their second innings, India were put in a difficult position by the visitors on Day 4 of the Test match on Monday.
The hosts were 39 for one at stumps and need 381 more runs to win. India had a shaky start to their second innings, losing opener Rohit Sharma to a brilliant delivery from Jack Leach. Rohit could only muster 12 runs from 20 balls before being sent back to the hut.
However, Shubman Gill (15) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12) remained unbeaten and ensured there were no more setbacks before the close of play.
Earlier, England scored 178 runs in their second innings, setting a target of 420 runs. Joe Root was the top performer for the visitors, scoring 40 off 32 deliveries. Ravichandran Ashwin was in top form for India, taking six wickets which included the dismissals of Rory Burns (0), Dom Sibley (16), Ben Stokes (7), Dom Bess (25), Jofra Archer (5) and James Anderson (0).
Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah chipped in with one each.
On Day 5, the hosts will be hoping to build a steady partnership and not lose early wickets.