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Day 5

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'Anil and Munaf set the game up for us' - Dravid

Rahul Dravid credited Anil Kumble and Munaf Patel for "setting up the game" and said although India won with five bowlers in this game, the formula might not be repeated in Mumbai

509dS Rajesh

Indian attack gets back its sting

After a completely lacklustre bowling performance at Nagpur, the Indians were far more incisive at Mohali, largely due to a more responsive pitch, but also because the bowling attack included a certain Munaf Patel

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509dDileep Premachandran in Mohali

A man apart

Even in this brave new world of Indian cricket, Anil Kumble remains a manapart

Day 1

509dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mohali

India wrest initiative

On a pitch which did not really have much in it for any breed of bowler, under overcast skies with a cool breeze blowing, through interruptions for bad light and rain, India slowly but steadily wrested the initiative from England, ending the first day wit

509dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mohali

Munaf hurries India to victory

Virender Sehwag got stuck into the England bowlers and India romped to a nine-wicket win in the second Test

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Match is evenly poised - Harmison

Steve Harmison said he was reasonably pleased with the position England find themselves in on the third day, and even more pleased that the pitch offered something more for his style of bowling

509dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu in Mohali

Gloom has the final say

The curtain came down on a dull, dreary unsatisfactory day a little before 3.30pm when play was called off

509dDileep Premachandran in Mohali

Turning to the talisman

Abetted by the bounce that makes him such a fearsome proposition in thefinal stages of a Test, Kumble was back in his element. Not surprisingly,with their talisman to the fore, so were India

509dDileep Premachandran in Mohali

At last, the genuine article

A match illuminated by Anil Kumble's 500th wicket and a return to something like his menacing best - match figures of 9 for 145, after the tour of Pakistan where nine scalps cost him 70 runs each - may also be recalled in years to come for the reemergence

509dS Rajesh and Kanishkaa Balachandran

Kumble the metronome

Anil Kumble has been India's go-to man for a while now, and he again answered the team's call on the second day at Mohali, getting rid of England's tail in a hurry to restrict them to 300

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Pietersen fined for dissent

Kevin Pietersen has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent after being dismissed during England's defeat in the second Test against India in Mohali

509dOn the Ball with S Rajesh

Patel makes a mark

while Irfan Pathan finished with a couple of wickets, the performance which would have gladdened Indian hearts the most Munaf Patel's display, especially with the old ball

509dDileep Premachandran

Munaf embraces the hopes of a nation

'It's better to burn out than to fade away' might sound profound when you're listening to Neil Young, but it's the last thing you want from young cricketers with genuine potential

509dPaul Coupar in Mohali

'I don't let spinners bowl to me' - Pietersen

It could have been an English county game in May, except for the high-class spin on show and for Pietersen, who lit up the Punjabi crowd with a display ofsouthern-hemisphere swagger

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Trescothick out for the rest of the tour

Gareth Batty, Sajid Mahmood, Owais Shah and Vikram Solanki have been called into England's one-day squad for the forthcoming series against India


509dAnand Vasu in Mohali

Laxman and Kaif expect the axe

India's batsmen, VVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif, have both been dropped for the second Test against England, which starts tomorrow morning in Mohali

182dAnand Vasu in Mohali

Who will blink first?

If you believe Rahul Dravid, the advantage India had when playing at home is vastly reduced these days