Brian Lara was keen that the surfaces for the next two games are a lot livelier
Amit Varma and Anand Vasu discuss the fifth day of the St Lucia Test
Brain Lara was basically in uncharted territory and, as he was to himself admit later, learnt a lot about his batting out in the middle.
Rahul Dravid admitted that the close-in catching had been a problem area but reiterated that to get close to winning what was effectively a four-day contest was "creditable"
Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid speak to the press
An experienced former professional is embarrassed by the weak throwing arms prevailing in the West Indies team.
There was no chance play as the rain bucketed down for the best part of the fourth day in St Lucia
Lance Gibbs, the legendary West Indian offspinner, has spent some time with Harbhajan Singh, advising him how to bowl the straighter one without changing his action.
India skittled out the West Indies for just 215, enforced the follow-on and had them on the run at 43 for 1, still 330 behind at stumps on the third day
The first-innings lead of 373 that India got in St Lucia is their second-highest in an overseas Test, and the fourth-highest in their 398-Test history
Amit Varma and Anand Vasu discuss the third day of the St Lucia Test
Virender Sehwag has ensured that India haven't felt the absence of a second specialist spinner so far in the St Lucia Test
Anil Kumble and Daren Ganga speak to the press
A solid, if not spectacular batting performance followed up by an incisive opening spell from Munaf Patel where he picked up two wickets in two balls saw India take a firm grasp on the second Test
Pedro Collins, the West Indies fast bowler, has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test against India at St Lucia.
Mohammad Kaif and Brian Lara speak to the press
Amit Varma and Anand Vasu discuss the second day of the St Lucia Test
When India were batting the pitch looked quite placid, but Munaf Patel showed just how to bowl on it
An expectedly downcast Brian Lara was confident that West Indies could, yet again, defy India in their quest for victory, and urged his batsmen to show some character
He might have produced his highest first-class score but Mohammad Kaif better be on his toes. The joke goes that Kaif usually gets dropped after crucial knocks
With Virender Sehwag, there is theory and there is practice. The joy of watching him bat lies in the fact that both don't usually overlap.
Brian Lara has admitted to have made a judgement error with regard to the pitch in St Lucia and hoped that his team could fight back from the risky position that they found themselves in
Amit Varma and S Rajesh discuss the first day of the St Lucia Test
Brian Lara scored his second Test century against India, his fourth slowest innings ever for a score of 20 or more, to help salvage a draw for the West Indies
His trail-blazing innings ensured India was ahead of the gameat all times, irrespective of what happened at the other end, as Indiatook the first day on points, ending on 361 for 4.
If the last two weeks are anything to go by, Virender Sehwag is a more than valuable fifth bowler
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan chats with Lance Gibbs, one of the greatest spinners the game has seen, as West Indies do battle with India in St Lucia
Going past Courtney Walsh in the wicket-takers list is no mean achievement but Anil Kumble is more keen that he help India wrap up the game and complete a memorable triumph
The first day of the second Test was mostly about one outstanding individual performance: Virender Sehwag destroyed the West Indian attack with his magnificent 180 which put India on course for a huge first-innings total
Sambit Bal talks about the upcoming Test at St Lucia
Brian Lara's 120 was an innings unlike a regular Lara knock - it had few flourishes, and hardly any extravagant strokeplay
Anand Vasu on how, to Virender Sehwag, caution remains something akin to perdition
After batting out the final day against India with a superb 120 to earn the West Indies a draw in the second Test, Brian Lara has admitted his frustration with the selectors who, he claims, fail to listen to him
What do you do when your premier fast bowler is rendered unfit? Replace him with his brother. It must feel strange to be Pedro Collins at this point
Lara hoped his side could come up with a more sustained effort than they'd managed in Antigua, and urged his batsmen to take a cue from Wasim Jaffer.
All eyes are on the pitch in St Lucia as West Indies and India prepare for the second Test