Set an improbable target of 310, India were 49 for 2 in their second innings at tea as the opening cricket Test against England headed for a tame draw here on Sunday.
At the break, Murali Vijay was batting on 29 along with captain Virat Kohli on 2.
India require another 261 runs for a win with eight second innings wickets in hand.
England: 537 & 211 for 2 in 66 overs (Alastair Cook 106 batting, Haseeb Hameed 82; Amit Mishra 2/38).
India: 488 & 49 for 2 in 18 overs (Murali Vijay 29 batting, Virat Kohli 2 batting).