Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams believes his men can secure a dramatic victory today as they aim to accelerate their County Championship promotion bid.
The Ageas Bowl outfit ended the day 194 runs ahead and in position to give their hopes of returning to division one a major boost.
Adams fired 231 runs as Leicestershire’s inexperienced bowling attack were crushed on day three.
He said: ‘We knew we had to be positive from the start and attack.
‘The plan was to be about 200 ahead by the close so we are on course.
‘It’s a good track but it is starting to turn.
‘If we can get some early wickets we can put them under pressure.’
Adams struck 34 fours and three sixes after sharing an opening stand of 253 in only 61 overs with Michael Carberry, who fired 110.
In response to Leicestershire’s first innings total of 303, built around Angus Robson’s maiden ton, Hampshire raced to 497 for eight from 104.5 overs.
Chris Wood is currently on 29 not out and will be hoping to smash some quick runs before a declaration.