Pakistan ended day 4 with only 53 runs ahead and only 4 wickets in hand.
On day 5, they not only added another 240 runs, they also declared their innings to have a crack at India for 20 overs.
South Africa ended day 4 with another 187 runs to get with 7 wickets in hand.
On day 5, they lost only 1 wicket and got to the target.
Do you see any reason why Australia can't get another 209 runs tomorrow?
Do you see any reason why Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin can't continue in the same vein?
Do you see any reason why Mitchell Johnson can't join them to see Australia to the target?
Unless you are an optimistic Australian or a pessismistic English person, your answer should be yes.
I am neither, yet my answer is not that.
75 years of misery is way too long a time to wipe out in a matter of 5 days.
Every English fan will be thinking that; every England cricketer will be thinking that.
Boy aren't we lucky we are not in their shoes.
Can you even begin to imagine what they will go through if Australia manage to chase 522?
I can't. I don't want to.
The two largest chases in test cricket have come against Australia; maybe it is time Australia sets that record straight!