December 8-12, 2007

India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore

India 626 (Ganguly 239, Yuvraj 169, Pathan 102, Arafat 5-161) and 284 for 6 dec (Ganguly 91, Karthik 52) drew with Pakistan 537 (Misbah 133*, Younis 80, Butt 68, Akmal 65, Ishant 5-118) and 162 for 7 (Iqbal 51, Kumble 5-60)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Match package

5th day
Bulletin - India's charge halted by bad light
George Binoy - Kumble the captain let down Kumble the bowler
Quotes - 'We were competitive in all three Tests' - Malik
Plays of the day - An unhappy birthday, and the poorest fielder
Audio - Ramiz Raja: Pakistan lacked the ammunition
Gallery - Kumble gets five as match is drawn

4th day
Bulletin - Misbah and Ishant light up the day
Plays of the day - Misbah's wait, and bowling memorabilia
George Binoy - Persistence pays off
Quotes - We need to take wickets early: Lawson
News - Kumble's sledging unexpected, says Yousuf
Stats - Extras galore, and Arafat's near-miss
Audio - Ramiz Raja: Teams seem happy with draw mentality
Gallery - Ishant five-for keeps India in the lead

3rd day
Bulletin - Younis and Misbah keep Pakistan afloat
George Binoy - Ceding the momentum
Plays of the day - The reverse-sweeping dilemma
Quotes - Morning session is crucial - Ganguly
Stats - Yousuf-Younis break partnership records
Audio - Ramiz Raja: Series has been dull and painful at times
Gallery - Younis and Misbah lead resistance

2nd day
Bulletin - Ganguly and Pathan pile on the agony for Pakistan
Sambit Bal - In praise of Ganguly
George Binoy - Pathan proves a point
News - Shoaib can't bowl till second session
Audio - Ramiz Raja: India on top
Stats - A feast for left-handers
Plays of the day - Happy spectators, and uncharted waters
Gallery - Ganguly and Pathan put India in charge

1st day
Bulletin - Yuvraj and Ganguly put India on top
Quotes - 'I should have got 200' - Yuvraj
Sambit Bal - A touch of Brian Lara
Osman Samiuddin - Situation calls for a fifth bowler, or four fit ones
George Binoy - Saving the day, and seizing the advantage
News - Shoaib Akhtar sent to hospital for MRI
Plays of the day - Sami's tour kicks off, while Shoaib plays the Cheshire cat
Audio - Ramiz Raja: Pakistan looked physically challenged without Shoaib
Stats - Yuvraj and Ganguly turn it on
Gallery - India move into strong position

Preview package
Preview - Fitness favours Pakistan in high-stakes finale
News - Tendulkar and Dhoni doubtful starters
Stats - Home disadvantage for India
Audio - Ramiz Raja: Pace could hold sway
News - Younis to lead, deflects reports of rift
Kamran Abbasi - Let it go, Captain Khan
News - Younis reluctant to lead in Bangalore
George Binoy - All eyes on the pitch
News - Malik ruled out of Bangalore Test
News - Pathan, VRV and Ishant drafted in
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan - Alarm bells ringing loud
Quotes - Kumble hopes team repeat Kolkata feat