The only consolation from the day for India was R Ashwin's knock of 83*. England on the other hand, gave much to their fans to cheer about even if they have to wait another day for a win.
India were on the brink of a huge loss at the hands of England here as they ended Day 4 with nine wickets down and a lead of just 32 runs. R Ashwin played the lone hand as he was unbeaten on 83.
Another source said Srinivasan spoke to Eden curator Prabir Mukherjee and advised him to cut down on his interaction with the media. Ahead of the match, there was a controversy when Mukherjee slammed Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni for demanding a square turner. Later, the Board of Control for Cricket in India deputed its East India curator to supervise the preparation of the track.
Jonathan Trott who scored 87 and partnered skipper Alastair Cook to stitch together 173 runs, praised the southpaw for his magnificent innings but expressed disappointment at his bizarre dismissal.
On the second day Ojha returned with figures of 1/66 in 20 overs but came back strongly on the third day to add two more wickets to his tally giving away 74 runs of the 30 overs he bowled Friday.
Alastair Cook hit 190 runs while Pragyan Ojha claimed two wickets on Day 3 at the Eden Gardens. At stumps though, the visitors had a broader smile. The numbers show why.
Harbhajan says he wants to come back and play because he feels it is good to be in touch with the game.
MS Dhoni may have mended fences with him, but Eden Gardens pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee has surely rubbed a few feathers in the BCCI the wrong way.
England lost six wickets but it was too late for India to claim the day as a success. On the contrary, it was a day that belonged to Alastair Cook and his 190.
Asked whether India's invincibility at home is under threat, Trevor Penny said: "Definitely not. Just two weeks ago, we won convincingly. Last week we had everything in our favour after day one but let it slip, with a very good innings by Kevin Pietersen.
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