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Day 5

491dSambit Bal at Edgbaston

England belong at the top

England will have to take their winning game to the subcontinent to tick off a crucial box, but they have a few ingredients that suggest their grip on the top ranking will be firmer than India's

Day 4

491dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England reach No. 1 with emphatic win

It had been inevitable for much of the previous three days but England officially became the No. 1 Test team in the world, ending India's stay at the top with one of their most crushing victories, by an innings and 242 runs

491dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Coronation treat

The Barmy Army celebrate England's ascent to Number 1, Nagraj Gollapudi records the moment

491dAndrew Miller

Short-term goals will keep England at top - Flower

Andy Flower says that England will seek to defend their new status as the world's No. 1 Test side by attacking a series of short-term goals, starting with the winter tours of Pakistan and Sri Lanka

491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

Anderson rises along with England

At the age of 29, James Anderson is finally achieving the status that seemed pre-ordained when he was plucked from league cricket in Burnley as a 20-year-old

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Cook surges to third spot in Test ratings

Alastair Cook's marathon 294, that helped England dethrone India from the No. 1 spot in Tests, has catapulted him to a career-best third spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen

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Former captains fear slide for India

India's dismal performance in England has seen them lose the No. 1 ranking in Tests, and several former captains and players concur that it could be a while before they regain the position

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My first instinct was I had not hit it - Dravid

Rahul Dravid has said he wishes he had reviewed the decision that ruled him out caught-behind in the second innings of the Edgbaston Test, and that it was confusion that led him to walk off without contesting

491dSharda Ugra at Edgbaston

A terrifying reality check for India

After all the analysis of why India have failed to live up to the No. 1 billing they arrived in England with, all that remains is a big fat exclamation that is the 3-0 series scoreline

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Edgbaston, 4th day

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491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

Triumphant England must retain their determination

England's ascent to the top spot in the Test rankings has been swift, but Andrew Strauss's men know the descent from the summit can be quick and humiliating if standards are allowed to waver

491dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Dhoni calm amid the storm

This was Dhoni's first series loss as captain. Yet he did not let his emotions get the better of him

Day 3

491dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Cook's epic sets up victory push

As in Brisbane nine months ago this was a day for the record books with Alastair Cook to the fore, but the landmark of a triple hundred eluded him when he fell for 294

491dSambit Bal at Edgbaston

Sehwag's moment of madness

India needed to survive 13 overs but Virender Sehwag was dismissed first ball, attempting an ambitious drive, for the second time in the Test

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Edgbaston, 3rd day

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491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

Cook leaves India pummelled and pwned

It may be the internet age, but with Cook at the controls, England reverted to a tempo last seen in the steam-age as they subjected India to a resounding marmalisation

491dSharda Ugra at Edgbaston

Cricket, the great leveller

Every cricketer understands, knows and senses this; this game produces strange, twisted events in the careers of men

Day 2

491dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Cook hundred puts woeful India to the sword

India hadn't seen the best of Alastair Cook in the first two Tests. Now they have. His unbeaten 182, a 19th Test hundred, carried England into a position of complete control

491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

India wilt as Dravid drops dollies

ESPNcricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the second day of the third Test between England and India at Edgbaston

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Edgbaston, 2nd day

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491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

Insatiable Cook grinds India to dust

At some point in the next three days, England will be confirmed as the best Test side in the world, but the race for the mace is already as good as over

491dNagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

Gambhir looks for repeat of Napier

Gautam Gambhir has admitted India are under pressure but says there is still hope the batting can rescue the team

Day 1

491dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England in control after seamers strike

It's a mark of the high standards that England now set that India's eventual total of 224 felt a few too many but the openers reached 84 without loss

491dAndrew Miller at Edgbaston

England's bowlers bury India

In keeping with their current reputation, England's bowlers were relentless in their pursuit of breakthroughs, even on a wicket that proved to be a lot less responsive than might have been expected

491dSharda Ugra at Edgbaston

Captain Dhoni arrives

India's tour of England is the series where for the first time, MS Dhoni, the Captain Kirk of Indian cricket, has been severely stretched and microscopically scrutinised

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Edgbaston, 1st day

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Others

491dSharda Ugra at Edgbaston

Cricket tries to bring normality

What not so long ago mattered deeply to insular worlds in both England and India has for a brief while been knocked into perspective

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Tremlett ruled out of third Test

Chris Tremlett has been ruled out of the third against India at Edgbaston having failed to recover from the hamstring and back injuries that forced him to miss the previous match at Trent Bridge

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Test set to begin despite riots

England and India are monitoring the security situation in Birmingham in the wake of the rioting and looting in the city but the Edgbaston Test is set to begin as scheduled on Wednesday

India 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd32R DravidG Gambhir
3rd5SR TendulkarR Dravid
4th16SR TendulkarVVS Laxman
5th31SR TendulkarSK Raina
6th2SR TendulkarMS Dhoni
7th41MS DhoniA Mishra
8th75MS DhoniP Kumar
9th16MS DhoniI Sharma
10th23MS DhoniS Sreesanth