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

Test cricket deserves better

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

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

Fortune favours the cautious

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

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

Yuvraj spurred by banter

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

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

India treated to the real KP

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

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

Defensive Dhoni stalls Pietersen's charge

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

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

Wanted: A miracle

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

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

In August company

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.

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India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali

India must be wary of backlash

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

Monty's mountain

Panesar may be a talented bowler but at present he is no more than a moderate cricketer