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Laxman holds the cards to save India

It can only be termed as Mayhem at Motera.

A spirited response from a team, which at best was considered to be just making up as the names in the list, now threatens the very prestige of India's numero uno status in Test cricket. First it was the battle with the willow when debutante Williamson's century pushed the Kiwis' score to past 400. The Indian response was then cut short by a stunning makeover by the visitors. Chris Martin pushed India to the walls with his fantastic fiver as India finished the day, reeling at 82/6 and lurking at an impending defeat.

It can only be termed as Mayhem at Motera.

A spirited response from a team, which at best was considered to be just making up as the names in the list, now threatens the very prestige of India's numero uno status in Test cricket. First it was the battle with the willow when debutante Williamson's century pushed the Kiwis' score to past 400. The Indian response was then cut short by a stunning makeover by the visitors. Chris Martin pushed India to the walls with his fantastic fiver as India finished the day, reeling at 82/6 and lurking at an impending defeat.

It is left in the hands and willow of the magician Laxman to save India again. His special abilities to bat, especially in the second innings, makes hope rise. But much before, its the ancient Indian practice of fishing outside the off stump and susceptible to the moving ball was what Martin figured out in no time. His disciplined and clever bowling floored any Indian plans. The mayhem was already started by then.

Laxman can, to his best abilities, withstand this. But India needs to find ways to support the magician. Can Harbhajan don the supporting role on the last day of the Test and save India? The lead is currently 110. If India manages something above 225, a game is on.

But more than an Indian win, its the strategy to save the game, that's making the headlines. Only Laxman holds the cards to change the headlines.

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