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

Gambhir and Dravid light up gloomy day

Dec 19, 2008: It was a day of accumulation which offered little out-and-out entertainment - 179 runs and one wicket came from 72 overs - but it was one which belonged entirely to India

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali

Dhoni insists captaincy isn't a cakewalk

Dec 18, 2008: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is perhaps aware that no Indian captain has won three Tests on the trot [excluding tours of Bangladesh] in the last seven years

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India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali

Pietersen waits to name final XI

Dec 18, 2008: England captain Kevin Pietersen has decided to wait until just before the start of the second Test to name his team.

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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

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali

England seek tonic after draining defeat

Dec 18, 2008: Chennai may well be remembered as the Test match in which there were no losers, but try convincing England's cricketers of that fact as they traipse northwards to Mohali

The Preview by Andrew Miller

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

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai

England let the game slip on day four - Vaughan

Dec 17, 2008: Michael Vaughan has pinpointed the second session of day four as the time when England let the game slip from their hands in Chennai

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India v England, 1st Test, Chennai

Moores says Panesar lacked practice

Dec 17, 2008: Peter Moores, the England coach, has defended Monty Panesar's poor show in India's record run chase in Chennai, blaming it on lack of practice ahead of the series

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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

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England in India 2008-09

Panesar lacks practice, says county coach

Dec 16, 2008: Monty Panesar's wicketless outing during India's record chase of 387 in the Chennai Test, which has prompted a level of criticism, was due to a lack of bowling practice, his county coach has said

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India v England, 1st Test, Chennai

Moores puts defeat down to skill, not tactics

Dec 16, 2008: Peter Moores, the England coach has refused to blame the tactics for the six-wicket defeat in the first Test against India in Chennai

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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

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

'People are enjoying cricket again' - Tendulkar

Dec 15, 2008: "I've scored a 100 in the second innings, but to actually win a match, play the winning shot, that was something I wanted to do. This makes it really really special"

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India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

A fourth-innings special

Dec 15, 2008: Stats highlights of India's six-wicket win against England in Chennai

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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, 5th day

England can still walk tall

Dec 15, 2008: At the start of the first Test, it was agreed that, win or lose, England would be regarded as victors simply for turning up en masse and playing in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. It's hard to imagine they'll find much solace in that solida

Andrew Miller

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

Sehwag sets up intriguing final day

Dec 15, 2008: For four days this Test has bubbled up and it finally burst into life on the fourth evening as Virender Sehwag pummelled an exhilarating 83, giving India an audacious start to chasing a daunting 387 for victory

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

Tendulkar century sets up famous win

Dec 15, 2008: After all the turmoil of recent weeks, India couldn't have picked a better moment to create history, completing a famous six-wicket victory by chasing down the fourth-highest total

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

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

Proud Strauss says England must be patient

Dec 14, 2008: Andrew Strauss believes patience, not urgency, will help England in their quest for a win on the final day in Chennai

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Series 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
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