Broad: England can thwart under-pressure India
Stuart Broad believes England are capable of following Alastair Cook's lead to salvage a draw on the final day of the second Test against India.
The doughty Cook (54) and Haseeb Hameed (25) frustrated India by putting on 75 for first wicket before the gritty teenager was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin after England were set a highly improbably 405 to win in Visakhapatnam.
Ravindra Jaedja then snared skipper Cook in the final over of the penultimate day to strike a major blow to the tourists' chances of avoiding defeat.
England closed on 87-2 after Cook and Hameed had showed great application to dig in, showing the sort of resilience which Broad - who took 4-33 as India were dismissed for 204 - thinks can be replicated by the other batsmen on Monday.
"We played with a lot of skill and a lot of fight," said the paceman. "We are still in this Test match. It's always disappointing when you lose a wicket in the final over, especially someone as dogged and strong as Cooky.
"We batted 60 overs for two wickets, it gives us a lot of encouragement. The way he went about it. The calmness and courage he showed set that precedent - we've got to follow his lead.
"If we get two or three batsman to get stuck in like the openers, we will save this Test match. We've certainly got the characters and the players and depth of batting.
"For us to be in this Test match going into day five is a huge credit. It's very easy to throw the towel in, but we put a lot of pressure on the Indians. There have been a lot of Tests saved with a team going into the final day two down.
"Everyone believes it can be done. We've only got another 90 overs to go. Break it down to small partnerships: 15 minutes, 15 balls, five runs. These things that slow the game down for you.
"We know India will come back refreshed and excited with men round the bat. If we can have a quiet hour and a half [in the] morning, then the Indian bowlers will be under pressure to take wickets.
"The amount of time they have to bowl us out, they're under pressure to win the game."
Broad bowled magnificently despite a strain to a tendon and joint in his right foot and the quick is unsure whether he will be fit for the third Test.
"I think there are plans to move on once this Test match is finished to try and offload the tendon little bit for a few days," he said.
"I am a believer that everyone reacts like differently to injury and I have got to see how your body pulls off.
"You have got 17 days to Mumbai which is quite a long time, slightly less for Mohali. [I will] try to get fit for the next one, but definitely be fit for Mumbai.
"It's annoying to miss any Test. I don't know whether I will miss that, but Mohali is one one of the better places to bowl seam in India. There's a bit of pain in the foot but it's part and parcel of fast bowling."