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Day 5

774dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Swann's six completes India's humiliation

England, led by Graeme Swann's six wickets, secured a famous whitewash on a dramatic final day at The Oval as India collapsed during the afternoon session

774dAndrew Miller and Nagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

Tendulkar thwarted in century quest

ESPNcricinfo's Plays of the Day from the fifth day of the fourth Test between England and India at The Oval

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The Oval, 5th day

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779dSharda Ugra at The Oval

Dhoni calm as India veer off course

Unlike in his previous four years as India captain, MS Dhoni's now-famous clinical detachment has been unable to produce a turnaround for his team

774dAndrew Miller at The Oval

Unyielding England secure perfect finish

India fought as hard on the final day at The Oval has they had at any time on this tour, but ultimately an unrelenting England secured a telling series whitewash

774dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

The moment eludes Tendulkar again

Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th century is a feat of Olympic proportions. He got excruciatingly close to the mark on Monday

Day 4

774dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England chip away after Dravid's epic

This was a proper day of Test cricket, which has been a rarity over the last two matches, with a Rahul Dravid masterclass making England dig deeper for their successes

774dAndrew Miller and Nagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

England v Dravid

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The Oval, 4th day

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774dSharda Ugra at The Oval

Swann torments the best players of spin

Given the first set of conditions in this series that suit his gifts, Graeme Swann has tempted the great stroke-makers to hit against his classical brand of offspin with the deception of a cheeky expression

Day 3

774dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Swann and Bell leave India with mountain to climb

Despite another session being lost to rain, and the best efforts of Rahul Dravid, England surged again at The Oval as India were left in tatters on 103 for 5 in reply to the hosts' massive 591 for 6

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The Oval, 3rd day

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774dSharda Ugra at The Oval

Bell's Oval opera

At a ground where he got a pair in the 2005 Ashes, Bell made his first double-century and set up a potential whitewash of India

774dAndrew Miller at The Oval

India have become a laughing stock

They arrived as the world No. 1 team but will end the series embarrassed and, in all likelihood, whitewashed

Day 2

774dSharda Ugra at The Oval

Impressive Ishant stuck without support

Ishant Sharma must have felt caught in a sci-fi horror movie: there he was, valiantly defending one side of his spaceship. On the other side, some cowboys were letting all the aliens in

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The Oval, 2nd day

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774dAndrew Miller at The Oval

England's disdain, India's pain

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Day 1

774dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

RP Singh's selection reflects India's tragicomic series

How does a bowler who hasn't played for India for two years, and has had no first-class cricket since January, get in the side ahead of someone who was a big part of India's World Cup-winning campaign?

774dAndrew Miller at The Oval

Gooch credits hard-working England

It's not often that a team's challenge can be written off inside 26 overs, but India's performance on a rain-hit first day at The Oval was apathetic beyond compare

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The Oval, 1st day

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774dNagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

Praveen sidelined by ankle injury

Praveen Kumar has joined India's long list of injured players on the tour of England, missing the fourth Test at The Oval because of an injury to his left ankle

Others

774dSahil Dutta

Bopara the flag-bearer needs to succeed

Bar the government cabinet there are few English institutions made up from as narrow a base. Ravi Bopara needs to succeed to inspire future generations

774dAndrew McGlashan

Pressure on Bopara as Taylor shines

Graham Thorpe, the England Lions batting coach, believes James Taylor would be ready for the challenges of Test cricket should a chance arise

774dSharda Ugra at The Oval

Wanted, the Sehwag of old

For India to have a chance of leaving England with a Test victory, they need Virender Sehwag to attack, but only after settling in

774dSharda Ugra at The Oval

India's last chance to turn up

Though India lacked the aura of the No. 1 teams of the past, they had the resilience and results. After the first three Tests in England, nothing remains

394dPreview by Andrew McGlashan

England hunt whitewash, India need pride

England celebrated reaching No. 1 in the world with a good night in Birmingham on Sunday but it was soon back to the day job and, four days later, they already face the first test of the new status

India 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st49R DravidV Sehwag
2nd15VVS LaxmanV Sehwag
3rd54SR TendulkarVVS Laxman
4th144SR TendulkarA Mishra
5th0SR TendulkarSK Raina
6th4MS DhoniSK Raina
7th3MS DhoniG Gambhir
8th0G GambhirRP Singh
9th6G GambhirI Sharma
10th8S SreesanthI Sharma