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Day 4

4071dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu

All-round India seal six-wicket win

Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 56 as India chased down a target they had never managed before at the Feroz Shah Kotla, with six wickets to spare

Day 3


A glimmer of hope

The failures of Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan have given the other players an opportunity to take charge and the response has been heartening

Day 2

4074dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

Crazy running and airplane celebration

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan shares the plays of the days from the second day of the first Test between India and Pakistan

Day 1

4075dOsman Samiuddin

Tenacious Misbah overcomes the odds

In nearly every one of the 23 international innings Misbah-ul-Haq has played since his surprise return into Pakistan's scheme of things, a situation has presented itself, a problem to be resolved

4075dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

The Kumble way sets in

Going by India's start to the Test series, a day that they bossed for large parts, it would appear the Anil Kumble work ethic has caught on well and early


4074dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran in Delhi

Laxman and Dhoni give India the edge

A 115-run partnership between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and VVS Laxman after a sudden wicket burst pushed India back into contention

4075dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran in Delhi

Misbah and Sami frustrate India

After having picked up eight Pakistani wickets for 142 in the first two sessions, India ran out of steam after tea as Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Sami took Pakistan to 210 for 8


Remember the titans

#1 Partners in crimeWith Misbah and Younis bowing out together, it is only fitting to conclude our countdown with a glance at what those two, as a pair, provided to Pakistan cricket. It is easy to see

4071dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

Ganguly and Laxman silence the doubters

A strong performance by the Indian middle order in the Delhi Test is the reason why Yuvraj Singh will be forced to spend more time on the sidelines rather than in the middle

4074dCricinfo staff

Gul likely to miss second Test

Umar Gul's troublesome back, which forced him out of the first Test against India, is likely to rule him out of the second Test

4071dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

Suffocating the opposition

Anil Kumble speaks of preparation and dedication in the wake of victory in his first Test as India's captain

4074dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

Finally, the series catches fire

It was none the revival of the one dominant theme surrounding this rivalry: Indian batsmen v Pakistani bowlers

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'I can play a winning role' - Kaneria

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, feels his wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni shortly before stumps on day two was a turning point for Pakistan in the Feroz Shah Kotla Test

4071dOsman Samiuddin

Progress despite defeat

Although Pakistan may have lost the first Test by six wickets, there still are positives to take out for Shoaib Malik from the defeat

4072dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

A day for fast bowlers

The only bowlers taking wickets on the fourth day were the quick ones, extracting whatever life there was on a surface dying a slow death

4072dCricinfo staff

Tendulkar goes past Border

Sachin Tendulkar moved past Allan Border's Test aggregate of 11,174 to become the second-highest run-scorer in Test cricket

4071dCricinfo staff

Injury scare for Malik

Following their six-wicket defeat in the first Test against India in Delhi, there was further bad news for Pakistan as Shoaib Malik, the captain, injured his ankle during training after the match

4073dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

Harbhajan rues dropped chance against Misbah

Harbhajan Singh termed the dropped chance against Misbah-ul-Haq "crucial", saying that India had harboured hopes of bowling Pakistan out by the end of the day

4073dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Delhi

A tale of missed chances

We've seen plenty of pendulum swings over the last three days but that's only because when you expect a team to take the bull by the horns, they wave the red rag instead.

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st2W JafferKD Karthik
2nd82R DravidW Jaffer
3rd9SR TendulkarR Dravid
4th88SR TendulkarSC Ganguly
5th22SR TendulkarVVS Laxman