Yet another Indian collapse.
That is the lone way one can describe the batting of the home team in the opening Test against Australia [ Images ] at Mohali -- which saw them collapse from 382 for five to 405 all out in the first essay, thereby handing the visitors a 23-run lead, on Day 3.
With two days left, on a fast deteriorating wicket, and India [ Images ] batting fourth, a win seems improbable and, for that matter, even any result out of bounds. A draw seems an imminent outcome.
However, if Rahul Dravid [ Images ] is to be believed the probability of a result still exists.
"There is a good chance of a result in this Test," said the veteran batsman, before going on to elaborate his point of view.
"The first one-and-a-half sessions tomorrow are going to be decisive," he explained, adding, "If we take a couple of Australian wickets early on, we still have a chance for a result."
The 37-year-old didn't mince his words when describing the Indian collapse.
"We had the upper hand, especially when Sachin [Tendulkar] and [Suresh] Raina were going well at 354 for four," explained Dravid, before admitting, "But we let it (the match), I won't say slip, come back to an even keel."
The former India captain also did not buy the argument that the tail-enders batted recklessly; instead, he credited the Australian bowlers.
"You cannot expect the tail-enders to do it every time," he argued, adding, "sometimes you have to accept the fact that the opposition has played well.
"[Mitchell] Johnson bowled a good spell towards the end. And [Nathan] Hauritz stuck to his task throughout." Dravid, who made 77, wasn't too happy with his own batting as well.
"Laxman had back spasm and could not come out and bat. I should have taken more responsibility," he said.
Asked what he believes would be an ideal score to chase in the fourth innings, Dravid was more forthcoming.
"Anything between 250-260 should be a good total to get on this wicket," he said.
Whether India can win the match or it becomes yet another anti-climax remains to be seen.