The hosts ended the fourth day's play at 131 for one in their second innings after being set 387 to win by England captain Kevin Pietersen, a target never achieved before on Indian soil. England declared their second innings at 311-9 soon after tea, the total revolving around Andrew Strauss' second century in the match and 108 from Paul Collingwood.
The aggressive Sehwag plundered 11 boundaries and four sixes in a whirlwind opening stand of 117 with Gautam Gambhir, whose own contribution in the partnership was 29.
England broke through six overs before close when Sehwag was given leg-before by umpire Daryl Harper while trying to sweep off-spinner Graeme Swann. Gambhir was unbeaten at stumps on 41 and Rahul Dravid was on two, with India needing a further 256 runs from 90 overs on the final day to take the lead in the two-Test series.
The highest fourth innings total to win a match on Indian soil is 276-5 by the West Indies at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground during the 1987-88 season.
This is the first in my lifetime, i have seen such a less crowd for a match at chennai stadium.Everytime atleast 80-90% of the stands would be full.But this time, i don't know for what reason we have experienced less spectators. May be due to security reasons.let's hope India will win this match or not atleast draw it.