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Day 5

765dGeorge Dobell in Mumbai

Missed chances cost us the Test - Cook

England could have dismissed each of India's three centurions for a lot less, and Alastair Cook felt that contributed to their innings-and-36-run defeat in Mumbai.

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Ashwin six-for hands India emphatic win

R Ashwin's six-for handed India an emphatic innings and 36 run victory against England in the fourth Test at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai on Monday.

765dGeorge Dobell

Cook captaincy talk 'aggravating' - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss has described speculation over Alastair Cook's future as captain as "a pain in the backside" and insisted that the dressing room is united in its support for him.

Day 4

766dSidharth Monga in Mumbai

Jayant shows value of quiet application

Jayant Yadav could have been a forgotten man on the Ranji Trophy circuit. But Rahul Dravid recognised the qualities that today earned him a maiden Test hundred

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Bossing it like Superman

The reactions on Twitter while Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav dominated the England bowling on day four in Mumbai

766dAakash Chopra

Utilising rough an art England need to learn

Adil Rashid's use of the rough and technique against spin on a track with plenty of bite feature in Aakash Chopra's technical breakdown of the fourth day's play in Mumbai

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Jayant Yadav impresses with maiden Test ton

When Jayant Yadav, India's number 9, came to the crease, his side stood at 364 for 7, when he departed - after scoring his maiden ton - the hosts had posted a sizeable 605 runs in the fourth Test

Day 3

769dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Kohli tour de force earns India lead

India's captain batted through the third day to remain 147 not out to carve out a 51-run advantage over England on a turning pitch in Mumbai

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Kohli ton puts India in commanding position

Virat Kohli, scored an unbeaten 241-ball 147 - his 15th ton in Tests - to hand India a 51 run first-innings lead against England in the fourth Test in Mumbai on Saturday.

767dSidharth Monga in Mumbai

Gameplan is to attack spinners - Vijay

M Vijay acknowledged his failings against the short ball and said his gameplan was to back his core game after striking his eighth Test century on the third day of the Mumbai Test against England

767dAakash Chopra

England's Jekyll-and-Hyde show

Jake Ball's tactful use of angles and Alastair Cook's problem of having too many bowling options feature in Aakash Chopra's technical breakdown of the third day's play in Mumbai

767dAakash Bang

The chants of Virat-Virat are here to stay

Choice of game I was visiting India for a month-long break and had timed my vacation such that I could attend the Mumbai Test. Wankhede Test are generally quite entertaining as the pitch offers someth

768dGeorge Dobell in Mumbai

England's stock of seamers gather dust

England have looked a spinner short in Mumbai, but it may be that there is no solution to their ills in India while Virat Kohli remains in such imperious form

767dSidharth Monga in Mumbai

Kohli revels in a hundred worth celebrating

Virat Kohli played a lofted straight drive against a spinner in Mumbai - for the first time since September 25. Such has been the extent of his self-denial

Day 2

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Vijay frustrates England with unbeaten 70

India's opener, Murali Vijay, anchored his side's reply to England's first-innings total of 400, by adding a 169-ball 70 on the second day of the fourth Test in Mumbai on Friday.

769dAakash Chopra

Jadeja's threat and Pujara's fight

Aakash Chopra picks out the points of interest at the Wankhede, including Ravindra Jadeja's strength on turning pitches and a curious call from England

Day 1

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Debutant Jennings thumps ton in Mumbai Test

Keaton Jennings became the fifth England opener - and 69th player in Test cricket - to score a ton on debut to help England end the first day of the fourth Test on 288 for 5 against India in Mumb

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'Keaton is my hero!'

Keaton Jennings, born in South Africa and having captained their Under-19s as well, scored a century for England in his first innings as a Test cricketer. Twitter reacted in celebration and some regre

769dSidharth Monga in Mumbai

Umpire Reiffel injury-free after blow to head

Umpire Paul Reiffel will not stand for the remainder of the Mumbai Test after suffering concussion because of a blow to the back of the head on the opening day.

769dSidharth Monga in Mumbai

Wankhede's first day takes Ashwin back to 2012

England's slide from a strong position would normally indicate a pitch that was getting difficult to bat on, but R Ashwin's assessment that it would get easier on days two and three should come a


762dAndy Zaltzman

The Confectionery Stall stat-vent calendar, week three

While India and England prepare for the final Test of what has been an unusually gripping and competitive one-sided clobbering, here is your next batch of pre-Christmas stats. This series has certainl

761dESPNcricinfo staff

Umpire Reiffel says no to helmet despite head blow

Umpire Paul Reiffel has dismissed the idea of wearing a helmet while officiating in Test matches, despite suffering a concussion after being hit by a fielder's throw in the fourth Test of the ong

770dGeorge Dobell in Mumbai

Cook's XI - his opening partners since Strauss

Keaton Jennings will be Alastair Cook's 11th opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the men who've had the call.

Captain Kohli's series


No. of India captains to score 500+ runs in a series before Kohli. Gavaskar did it twice - against WI (732, '78-79) and v ENG (500, '81-82).

Match unfolds


Runs scored by India in the first and the second sessions. While they lost just the wicket of Pujara in the 1st session, the 2nd session saw four of their wickets fall.

England's rare breed


Last time an England legspinner took more wkts in a series than Rashid. Tich Freeman took 22 wickets v SA at home. Vijay's was Rashid's 19th in the series.

Vijay's rare hundred


No. of Test 100s by India openers at Wankhede in last 20 years before Vijay's - Sehwag v WI, 2002. Gavaskar (5) is the only other opener to get a hundred.

Captain Kohli's 2016


No. of India captains with 1000-plus runs in a year before Virat Kohli. Tendulkar (1997) and Dravid (2006) are the ones to do it before him

Pujara bowled


No. of times Pujara has been bowled in Tests. His bowled %age of 26 is 2nd highest for any batsman in top six in the last 20 years