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India v England 2008-09

Jun 1, 2009: Wisden's review of India v England, 1st Test, 2008-09

Dileep Premachandran

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, 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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

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"

S Aga

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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, 4th day

Inimitable Sehwag continues to astonish

Dec 14, 2008: By staying true to his character and trusting his natural instincts, Sehwag has given India an outstanding chance of winning a game that appeared to have drifted far out of reach on Sunday morning

S Aga

Plays of the day

No fours please, we're English

Dec 14, 2008: Cricinfo presents the Plays of the day from the fourth day of the first Test between India and England in Chennai

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Men show the boys value of experience

Dec 13, 2008: England are showing just what is possible when the mind is freed of its clutter and instinct is left to run the show

Andrew Miller
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