Play on the fifth day will begin in a short while. The Indian bowlers are warming up and so are the slip fielders. This will be the day when India will not want to drop any catches.
England haven't chased anything above 200 since 2008 when they beat New Zealand at Old Trafford.
Also, Dhoni has NEVER lost a Test defending a 4th innings target of 100 or more! 4 wins & 5 draws in previous 9 such instances.
India last won at Lord's -- 10268 days back... in 1986. Can Dhoni guide his men to victory?
Play has begun. The target is 319 for England. India need 6 wickets.
Jadeja started the day off for India and he is getting turn and bounce. Unlike yesterday, Dhoni is not standing four yards away from the stumps today. Moeen definitely looks like he doesn't want to bat against spinners -- much more comfortable against pace.
After 49 overs, England 110-4. England require another 209 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
Four through the slips. Ishant drew Moeen forward and got an edge. It wasn't a chance but it will encourage Ishant. Eng 115-4 (target 319).
Four fielders around the bat for Jadeja -- slip, short-leg, leg-slip and silly point. No clear chances yet for him. Eng 116-4.
Brilliant delivery from Ishant beats Root and then the next one gets the edge. Falls short of Dhawan at first slip. Is he standing too deep?
Ganguly in Comms: He (Dhawan) is standing too far behind the keeper.
Three runs down to third man take England 119-4 after 52 overs. The runs aren't a worry yet but India will do well to plug those areas. Even England conceded a huge numbers of runs behind the wicket.
Classy extra cover drive by Moeen Ali doesn't get him four runs but it was beautiful to watch. It takes England to 124-4 after 54 overs. Root 22 (60) and Ali 26 (81).
Lovely shot by Root gets him another three runs. England are playing quite well. Root' current batting ave 60.58 at home is the 2nd highest by an Eng player at home after Sutcliffe 64.60 (min 1000 Test runs). So India have to contend with a man in some very good form.
Maybe time to give Bhuvi a go. Ishant has been decent but they have played Jadeja quite easily. Eng 130-4
England need 184 more runs to win. After 58 overs, they have made their way to 135-4. Shami coming into the attack. Some change of pace and angle.
Double change. We have Bhuvi on from the other end. Shami and Bhuvi have the responsibility to get India a breakthrough.
England have moved on to 140 for 4. Both Root and Ali have settled in well. India need a plan now. Dhoni can't allow things to drift. England require another 179 runs with 6 wickets remaining
And that's time for drinks. Root-Moeen have put on 68 runs off 185 balls in a rather calm fashion. England 140-4 after 62 overs.
England have just managed to kill the excitement. This is brilliant stuff. 142-4. Dhoni has to be thinking about that dropped chance from last evening. 177 runs needed off 65 overs.
Dhoni has moved well behind the stumps for Jadeja again. He comes right up to the stumps for Bhuvi. This way we can't say he hasn't tried anything.
No third man. Moeen Ali finds the gap between slips and gully, four more runs to the England total. England 151-4. Root 35, Moeen 35.
Suddenly it seems like there is nothing in the pitch for the Indian bowlers. Maybe time to give Stuart Binny a go. If nothing else, it will at least be something different.
That was in the air! But it dropped short of Kohli at backward short leg. The next ball does the same thing... to the right of Pujara at short leg. Finally, something! Eng 154-4
Ishant comes back into the attack and Root greets him with a wonderful straight drive for four. England 160-4 and Root moves on to 43.
Ganguly on TV Comms: I am sure Dhoni is concerned. He is concerned about the wickets column but you don't often see concern on his face.
Another four! Root is having some fun. He moves on to 47 -- Root was technically superb. Eng 164-4.
Make that three! Three fours in the over and Root has his fifty. Classy knock, crucial knock. It took him 122 balls. Eng 168-4
Mooen Ali lofts that over mid-on to bring up the 100-run partnership from 261 balls. Eng 172-4 -- needing 147 runs with 6 wickets remaining. This is also England's first 100 partnership for the 5th wicket since Old Trafford last year. 20 innings ago.