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India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 5th day

Test cricket deserves better

Dec 23, 2008: A match that could, and should, have been fought to a rousing finish was allowed to meander to a miserable stalemate

Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 4th day

Fortune favours the cautious

Dec 22, 2008: A two-Test rubber was always going to sell this series short, but only now do we get an idea of quite how short

Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 4th day

Yuvraj spurred by banter

Dec 22, 2008: The confidence with which Yuvraj Singh batted on the fourth evening went a long way towards eliminating the slim possibility of an Indian defeat

S Aga

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

India treated to the real KP

Dec 21, 2008: Pietersen made a statement to be remembered, battering India's bowlers at a tempo that none of their own players had been able, or willing, to replicate in their own first innings

Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Defensive Dhoni stalls Pietersen's charge

Dec 21, 2008: Had England gone to stumps with just the four wickets down, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would most likely have been excoriated for his negativity

S Aga

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Wanted: A miracle

Dec 20, 2008: Andrew Flintoff was as hostile as ever, but England may already need a miracle to win this Test

Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 1st day

In August company

Dec 19, 2008: The only difference was the absence of a voluble crowd, especially on the Western Terrace. Otherwise, the first day of the second Test between India and England in Mohali, could have been a facsimile of the opening day at Headingley in August 2002.

S Aga

A lowdown on fourth-innings run-chases

Dec 19, 2008: Of late, sides have achieved targets batting last far more often than they used to

S Rajesh

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali

India must be wary of backlash

Dec 18, 2008: Given that Mohali pitches tend to have a bit more bounce than other Indian ones, Harmison should survive the cull, and with two spinners a necessity rather than a luxury, it should be Anderson who sits out

S Aga

Monty's mountain

Dec 18, 2008: Panesar may be a talented bowler but at present he is no more than a moderate cricketer

Rob Steen

England in India 2008-09

India spinning into a crisis?

Dec 17, 2008: It's up to Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra to prove that they can at least partially fill the breach left by Anil Kumble's retirement

Dileep Premachandran

Win-win situation

Dec 17, 2008: Every now and then a Test match comes along that transcends the moment and lifts the spirit. Chennai was one such

Peter Roebuck

India's win in Chennai

'It had to have been preordained'

Dec 17, 2008: With the Mumbai atrocities still fresh in the mind, the incredible chase, and Tendulkar's fourth-innings century made everybody smile - and not just Indians

ESPNcricinfo staff

A triumph of belief

Dec 15, 2008: England led in the match over three days and two sessions but what made the difference ultimately was India's belief that they would win

Sambit Bal

Superstar Tendulkar writes the perfect script

Dec 15, 2008: He's 35 years old and owns practically every batting record in the game, but you couldn't escape the feeling that this was probably Sachin Tendulkar's finest hour

Dileep Premachandran

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

Optimism and oblivion

Dec 14, 2008: It would have been thoughtless cricket from England if Sehwag's abilities hadn't been factored into their calculations today, but it was equally thoughtful that they succeeded in avoiding the trap of trying to bat at his inimitable tempo

Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 3rd day

Bold England defy the script

Dec 13, 2008: Both wickets and runs have had to be earned in this match. Which is how it should be in Test cricket

Sambit Bal in Chennai

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Dravid's form beyond a slump

Dec 12, 2008: Rahul Dravid is a modern great but his goodwill account is depleting fast

Sambit Bal

It all felt normal again

Dec 11, 2008: At the end-of-day press conference, the journalists appeared far more concerned about the significance of the day than the players

Sambit Bal

And what of Pakistan?

Dec 10, 2008: England's decision to return to India highlights the double standards most countries exhibit when dealing with security issues

Osman Samiuddin
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Tour Results
India v England at Mohali - Dec 19-23, 2008
Match drawn
India v England at Chennai - Dec 11-15, 2008
India won by 6 wickets
Ind Pres XI v England XI at Vadodara - Dec 5-7, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Delhi - Dec 2, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v England at Guwahati - Nov 29, 2008
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
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