It might not win them the race but they are getting close to the finish line.
And in this match the finish line is a draw, a beer and a sigh of relief.
Their first job was to get past the follow on and they have done that, the second ought to be to get as close to the Indians as possible because this match is not over by any means.
If the Aussies get bowled out in about an hour or so after lunch with maybe a 100 runs behind there might still be a chance for some late drama on the last day.
Good drama for India, bad for Australia.
Micheal Clarkes playing a very gritty innings, a good mixture of caution and attack.
White needs to hang in there after tea to help him out.
Meanwhile, Anils managed to get a wicket after an entire millenia.
Oh yea baby…Uh-huh!