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Former coach looks back at his Indian stint

Wright says Tendulkar 'felt let down' at Multan

Aug 1, 2006: A high-voltage behind the scenes drama was sparked off in the Indian dressing-room by Rahul Dravid's declaration in the Multan Test which left Sachin Tendulkar stranded only six runs short of a double century, the then coach John Wright has revealed

First Test Match

Pakistan v India

2005:

Rahul Bhattacharya

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

An hour to remember

Apr 1, 2004: Half-an-hour after the match, the two captains represented the two ends of the mood spectrum

Dileep Premachandran in Multan

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

Aspiring to greatness

Apr 1, 2004: Since 2001, India have won six away Tests in as many countries, and given their dismal record, it can be called a substantial progress

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

'The boys can be justifiably proud' - Dravid

Apr 1, 2004: It took India just eight minutes on the final morning to wrap up a historic first Test victory in Pakistan

Dileep Premachandran in Multan

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

'We should look at our own weaknesses'

Apr 1, 2004: At the post-match press conference, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Haroon Rashid, the manager, identified what went wrong and how it will be rectified for the next Test

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan

Moin fined for dissent

Apr 1, 2004: Moin Khan has been fined 75% of his match fee for showing dissent following his dismissal in Pakistan's second innings in the Multan Test

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

Time to start afresh

Apr 1, 2004: It is debatable whether or not the dust actually ever settles in Multan, but for Pakistan it must

Osman Samiuddin in Multan

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 5th day

India clinch an historic win

Apr 1, 2004: India took just two overs to wrap up the game on the fifth morning, and complete their historic victory over Pakistan

Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 4th day

Triumph and defeat

Mar 31, 2004: Richard Nixon once said, 'A man is not finished when he's defeated

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 4th day

India on the verge of history

Mar 31, 2004: India took 13 wickets in three sessions, as Anil Kumble and Irfan Pathan bowled with great heart and determination to leave Pakistan on the ropes, one wicket away from an innings defeat

The Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India in Pakistan 2003-04

Ghost stadiums

Mar 30, 2004: When a batsman scores a triple-century, and when he does it in the thrilling fashion in which Virender Sehwag did so, as an onlooker you cannot hold many regrets

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 3rd day

'Do we need a spinning coach as well?'

Mar 30, 2004: The press conference, the first Inzamam had given since the match began, centered around the problems of Pakistan's bowling, the flatness of the pitch and whether or not the match can be saved

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 3rd Day

Wanting to win

Mar 30, 2004: The flat, lifeless, slow pitch at Multan always meant that it would be difficult for either side to force a result

The Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 3rd day

Bring on the Milo men

Mar 30, 2004: If you were to view the Multan Cricket Stadium from the air, it would most resemble an upturned flying saucer in the middle of farmland, and the view would give you some idea of just how far it is from the bustle of the old city

Roving Reporter by Dileep Premachandran in Multan

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 3rd day

Pakistan struggle against determined Indians

Mar 30, 2004: India picked up two wickets in each session of the day, and when Sachin Tendulkar dismissed Moin Khan off the last ball of the day, Pakistan were battling for survival at 364 for 6

The Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 2nd day

Departures from the past

Mar 29, 2004: Thousands of words have already been exhausted describing the spirit of New India, and when Rahul Dravid terminated the Indian innings this afternoon, leaving Sachin Tendulkar stranded six short of a double century, he made another significant

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 2nd day

India high on Sehwag's 309

Mar 29, 2004: The day looked ominous for Pakistan

The Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan, 1st day

Listless and helpless

Mar 28, 2004: If Pakistan could do nothing about the two elements of nature - the pitch and the stifling heat - there was little they could do about the third element - Virender Sehwag

Osman Samiuddin in Multan

March 28-April 1, 2004

Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan

Mar 28, 2004: Pakistan v India, 1st Test, Multan

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