March 1-5, 2006

India v England, 1st Test, Nagpur

India 323 and 260 for 6 (Jaffer 100, Dravid 71) drew with England 393 and 297 for 3
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Audacious India light up the draw
Comment - Briefly, the spectre of Edgbaston
Comment - A daring surprise at the end
Comment - A wake-up call for India
Quotes - Flintoff applauds England's character
Stats - Lighting up the leg side
Gallery - Late Indian flurry lights up a day of attrition

4th day
Bulletin - Cook's debut century drives England
Comment - Taken to the cleaners
Comment - Easy Cook books place in history
Tests - Century on Debut
Quotes - "Dropped catches don't help" - Kaif
Stats - Cook confirms his class
Gallery - Cook and Pietersen grind India

3rd day
Bulletin - England seize the day with late strikes
Comment - Succumbing to swing
Comment - A day of fightbacks
Comment - Reversing the cliches
Comment - Sachin and the tyros
On the ball - Discipline wins the day
Stats - From workhorse to hero
Gallery - Kaif leads Indian resistance after Hoggard blows

2nd day
Bulletin - Jaffer and Dravid revive India's day
Comment - Collingwood makes the right noises
Comment - End games
Indian View - A case for specialists
On the ball - Collingwood the saviour
Stats - Collingwood and the England tail
Gallery - Jaffer steadies India after Collingwood special

1st day
Bulletin - India tighten the screw
On the ball - Cook's impressive debut
Comment - Two tales from Nagpur
Indian View - Sreesanth: Destiny and size-12 sneakers
English View - Rookie Cook's tasty treat
Stats - New recruits and Kumble's bunny
Gallery - Seamers put India on top

Preview - Of cliches and a charity-match ambience
Comment - Fresh-faced future
Stats - Nagpur stats
News - Flintoff ready for his latest challenge
Quotes - Vaughan won't be rushed back
Comment - England's cupful of woes
Piyush Chawla quotes - A new spin on things