Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 02:50
Ganguly: Don't think Ashwin applied negative tactics

Sourav Ganguly and Nick Compton agree to disagree on Ashwin's day-five tactics to Cook in Rajkot

, play 03:34
Compton: Cook's self-knowledge, technique behind success in Asia

Nick Compton gives an insight into why Alastair Cook is so successful in subcontinent conditions

, play 01:31
Ganguly: Cook's temperament stands out

Sourav Ganguly lauded Alastair Cook's insatiable appetite for runs, after the England captain scored his 30th Test century and his fifth in India

, play 02:05
Compton: Kohli was getting close to stumps before hit-wicket

Former England batsman Nick Compton discusses Virat Kohli's dismissal on the fourth day in Rajkot

, play 23:29
Ganguly: Pujara's attitude stands out

Sourav Ganguly and Nick Compton talk about Cheteshwar Pujara's form, M Vijay's consistency and the rise of Chris Woakes

, play 03:19
Ganguly: Vijay is India's No.1 opener

M Vijay showed once again showed his value in the Indian line-up and both Sourav Ganguly and Nick Compton were impressed with his technique and solidity at the crease

, play 03:13
Ganguly: Pujara is a must for India at No.3

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was impressed with the way Cheteshwar Pujara recovered from a few blows early in the innings to build a crucial century on the third day in Rajkot

, play 01:48
'Onus on everyone to pick wickets' - Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja believes the wicket will slow down as the game progresses, while asserting that it is not just Ashwin's responsibility to pick wickets

, play 01:30
'Dropped catches set us back' - Bangar

Sanjay Bangar believes that India would have been in a strong position if not for the dropped catches, but credits the application shown by England's batsmen

, play 03:27
Ganguly: Root's positivity against spin paid off

Joe Root's footwork and attitude against spin bowling on the first day of the first Test stood out for Sourav Ganguly

, play 01:53
'Hameed far better than I was at 19' - Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has full confidence in debutant Haseeb Hameed as he prepares to open alongside him in the first Test against India

, play 01:03
Butcher: Centurion Broad an irresistible force

Mark Butcher hails Stuart Broad's achievement on the eve of his 100th Test as England prepare to face India

A draw


Last time a completed Test ended in a draw in Ind - Nagpur, also involving Eng. Ind had won 12 consecutive completed Tests since then excluding v SA, Bangalore (rain).

The chaser


Kohli's average in the fourth inns of Tests, before this. He has made two centuries and four fifties in 14 innings.



Run rate required for India to win this Test - 310 in 49 overs.

Cook's den


No. of Test centuries for Cook in India - most by any visiting batsman in the country. Weekes, Lloyd and Amla made 4 100s here.

Cracking teenager


No. of England players to make a 50-plus score before the age of 20, including Haseeb Hameed. Others: Jack Crawford (1906) and Dennis Compton (1937)

Lead for visitors


Last time an overseas team managed to get the first-inns lead in a Test in India, before this - Eng in Nagpur. In 13 Tests since then, Ind gained average lead of 155 runs.

Ashwin v England


No. of scores of 40 or more for Ashwin against England, including this - most for him against any team. He has 4 40+ scores against WI.

Rare dismissal


Last time an Ind batsman was out hit wicket in Tests, before Kohli - VVS Laxman in Antigua. Kohli is the second Ind captain after L Amarnath to be out in this fashion.

Task to improve


Kohli's ave vs Eng, before this - his lowest against any team playing more than one Test. He had made 188 at 31.33 vs Eng in 2012-13 and 134 at 13.40 in Eng 2014.

Vijay gets going


No. of consecutive innings without a century for Vijay, before this. His last hundred was 150 against Bangladesh in Fatullah.

Pujara's third


No. of Test centuries for Pujara vs Eng - the most for him against any opposition. He had hit 206* and 135 in the 2012-13 series before making another in this inns.