Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

689dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

A diabolical capitulation

Capitulations are rarely honourable affairs, but even by Indian standardsthis was particularly lily-livered and shameful

689dJohn Stern in Mumbai

Leading from the front

The last time England won a series in India, 21 years ago, they came frombehind

689dS Rajesh in Mumbai

Dravid regrets top-order failiure

Rahul Dravid admitted that his decision to field first was a mistake and also defended the decision to go in with five bowlers

Day 4

688dJohn Stern in Mumbai

Epidemic of dropped catches

Yuvraj Singh's failure to hold James Anderson at short leg right at theend of England's second innings took the missed chance count for this Testto 15 - and we've still 90 overs to play.

688dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

Chance to rewrite history

At times this afternoon, it was hard to fathom which team was 1-0 down inthe series and going for parity

Day 3

689dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

'This is up there with the Ashes' - Flintoff

This England team may have lacked experience, but their indomitable will carried them to a resounding 212-run victory in the third and final Test, a win that is destined to be remembered as one of their finest in the subcontinent

688dJohn Stern in Mumbai

Anderson's resurgence

This should be England's match butdon't put your house on it

688dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

Serious problems to ponder

This was a grim reminder of the days when a capable pace attack wouldarrive at the Wankhede and make India's much-vaunted batting line-upappear second-rate

Day 2

688dJohn Stern in Mumbai

Hoggard's day out

Matthew Hoggard often looks like he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and, on day three of this Test he might just have to

688dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

Driving with two flat tyres

India's effervescent bowling display was negated by another diffidentbatting performance

Day 1

688dDileep Premachandran in Mumbai

India fail to hit the high notes

While it's still too early to judge whether Rahul Dravid's gamble to bowl first was monumental folly it can be said that things didn't exactly go as he had planned


689dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

Pathan falls as India chase 313

India lost makeshift opener Irfan Pathan early as they began their chase of 313 on the fourth evening at Mumbai

689dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

England capture the high ground

Fortunes ebbed and flowed on an intriguing second day at Mumbai, at the close of which the match was superbly poised, with England perhaps marginally in front

689dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

Early wickets dent England lead

England's chances of fighting what seemed insurmountable odds and drawing level in the series improved significantly after a thoroughly dominant performance on the third day at Mumbai

689dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

Rampant England level series

A rampant England side clinched a famous series-levelling win on the final day at Mumbai as India caved in for a paltry 100, chasing 313 for victory

689dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh in Mumbai

Strauss gives England the upper hand

Battered and bruised on and off the field after defeat, injury and illness, England performed well beyond expectations on the opening day at Mumbai, laying the foundations to launch a serious attempt at a series-levelling win

1172dAlan Gardner

Shaun Udal's last-chance saloon

The former England offspinner relives the Mumbai Test of 2006, which turned out to be his last - and most memorable

689dAndrew Miller

Scrapping in the Ring of Fire

No team can lay claim to greatness until they've turned in a good performance on the subcontinent, and yet, England have done just that, powered by a squad of reserves

689dGeorge Binoy

Post-lunch drama

In a bizarre session of play, India collapsed in the space of 92 balls out of which Yuvraj faced 46. The following manhattan graphic shows the passage of play after lunch

688dGeorge Binoy

Bowling to a plan

England have approached the series with definite plans to snare the Indian batsmen. They cut off Dhoni's favourite scoring zones by pushing him on to the back foot

771dPhilip Brown

The biggest cricket fan in India

My first trip to India to cover cricket was in 2006. I went as a freelance photographer and that meant for the most part I had to try and shoot photos from positions away from the agency photographers

688dJohn Stern in Mumbai

When Tendulkar made Udal's day

For one man immortality, for another the ultimate sign of mortality. Shaun Udal will dine out on this moment for the rest of his life. Sachin Tendulkar will prefer never to speak of it again

688dGeorge Binoy

Strauss stands up

Going into a must-win game, England desperately needed someone to raise his game and Andrew Strauss put his hand up

688dGeorge Binoy

Kumble's leash and an unlikely chase

Bowling round the wicket, pitching in the rough outside leg stump, Anil Kumble was extremely hard to get away and went at a measly 1.63 runs per over

688dTim de Lisle

Expectation, expectation, expectation

Tim de Lisle on how debutants have outmatched expectations in recent Tests ... and why we should savour the 400-run ODI and not complain about it being a batsman's game

688dCricinfo staff

Cricinfo Genie is another Cricinfo first

The path-breaking new product Cricinfo Genie allows cricket fans in India to watch a simulated version of all international matches live on their mobile phones

692dAndrew Miller

Who cares if the ship is sinking?

Another day, another defeat, another wave of deafening indifference. England and one-day cricket don't even pretend to mix at the moment

361dThe preview by S Rajesh in Mumbai

The momentum is with India

Over the next five days, India could either completely knock down astill-groggy England, or we could witness a stirring fightback