England's fourth-wicket pair added some vital stabilising runs
Paul Collingwood is confident about England's chances in the first Test after helping the tourists to a lead of 247 at 172-3 with two days remaining.
"In Indian conditions the first couple of days go pretty slowly and the last two days can be fast-moving as wickets deteriorate," he told BBC Sport.
"We've got to make sure we get right on top on get a good lead and then put them under pressure when we bowl.
"We need two more good days and hopefully we'll get the right result."
Collingwood shared a crucial unbroken partnership of 129 inside 41 overs with Andrew Strauss, who added an assured 73 to his first-innings century, to lead England to a strong position after three wickets fell within four overs.
It completed a good day for England, who polished off the Indian innings for 241 after breaking a stubborn seventh-wicket stand of 75 between skipper Mahendra Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh - Andrew Flintoff finishing with 3-49.
"They got a little bit of a partnership going but we hung in there and managed to get the last three pretty quickly.
"Freddie's been excellent for us, running in and hitting the batsmen hard and whatever has been in the pitch he has managed to get out of it."
Whatever the outcome of the Test match, it has been a fine effort from England, who were trounced 5-0 in the one-day matches before the terrorist attacks in Mumbai led to the cancellation of the series.
"You've got to keep believing," Collingwood said, when asked about England's powers of resolve.
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