Dravid inspired by Steve Waugh

Updated on Mar 20, 2005 03:48 PM IST

"I've always wanted to score twin hundreds in a match, with Waugh's feat at Manchester in England at the back of my mind," he said.

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PTI | ByShahid Hashmi (AFP), Kolkata

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, who on Saturday completed the feat of scoring a century in both innings of a Test match, said he was inspired by the example of former Australian captain Steve Waugh.

"I've always wanted to score twin hundreds in a match, with Waugh's feat at Manchester in England at the back of my mind," said Dravid, who followed his first-innings 110 with 135 in the second Test against Pakistan.

Waugh, who retired from Test cricket last year, made 108 and 116 in the third Test against England in 1997.

"I was focused as I knew I had a job to do," said Dravid, whose 20th Test hundred helped India set a challenging 422-run target for Pakistan.

The tourists were 95/1 at stumps on the penultimate day.

Dravid said any result was possible on what is expected to be an exciting fifth and final day on Sunday.

"This match is a good advertisement for Test cricket. The pendulum has swung regularly, which is great. Now all the results are possible and we hope to produce the desired result."

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said the morning session would be crucial.

"The first session on Sunday will be important. If we don't lose wickets we will go for the target but, yes, all results are possible," he said.

Dashing Pakistani opener Shahid Afridi smashed a run-a-ball 59 with nine fours and two sixes to give Pakistan a brisk start.

The tourists now need 327 more runs with nine wickets in hand to go ahead in the three-match series. The first Test was drawn.

"We are confident to force a win but Pakistan will also be confident. It all depends on who plays better cricket," said Dravid.

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