The third Test match between India and West Indies that has swung in the favour of either side several times still hangs in the balance with just one session left on the final day. While India need 95 runs for a whitewash, West Indies would feel they have an outside chance of triggering a collapse on a Wankhede pitch that has started to show some wear and tear.
It was all going smooth for the hosts until they lost Virender Sehwag who departed after a quickfire 60-run innings which took India past the 100-run mark in pursuit of the 243-run target which would hand them a series whitewash.
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid also departed in quick succession as spinners looked more menacing as time passed.
Despite scoring a mammoth 590 in the first innings, West Indies found themselves on the back foot after their batting lineup was ripped through by the Indian spinners on Saturday morning. Pragyan Ojha picked up six wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four to India's ignite hopes for an unlikely victory on Day 5 of the third Test match which would hand India a rare series whitewash.
Batting overnight at 81/2, West Indies lost 8 wickets for 53 runs with Darren Bravo and Kraigg Brathwaite providing brief resistance in their innings.
India now need 243 runs with over two sessions to play on Day 5.
The teams started the day with a draw being the most likely result but an early introduction of Pragyan Ojha and a rather belated introduction of Ravichandran Ashwin proved fatal for West Indies who will now have to play for a draw despite scoring 590 runs in the first innings.
India on the other hand would look to change the reputation they established in the Caribbean when they squandered a chance to claim the final Test match there.