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Day 5

592dSambit Bal

A poignant end

Sambit Bal on why Indian cricket must move on

592dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

Easing the road to victory

The margin of victory, 188 runs, flattered India somewhat, and Sri Lanka will no doubt look back ruefully at the two batting collapses that cost them this game

603dCharlie Austin

Blame the selectors

India's winning margin, a walloping 188 runs, makes depressing reading from a Sri Lankan perspective

Day 4

592dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Late strikes put India on top

Four wickets in the last 25 minutes put India well in control of the second Test at Delhi, as Sri Lanka struggled to 123 for 5 at close of play on the fourth day

592dAnand Vasu in Delhi

An air of inevitability

India were on the ascendancy when the third day ended with a lead of 297

Day 3

592dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

Innovate to conquer

Arthur Koestler, the Hungarian writer and critic, once said: "The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers." By daring to explore uncharted horizons this morning, India went a long way towards ending this ma

Day 2

592dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Opener Pathan sets India up

Irfan Pathan's career-best knock at the top of the order helped India set their sights on an imposing lead in their second innings at Delhi

592dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Kumble strikes after Murali's magic

Muttiah Muralitharan's sorcery engineered a sensational collapse before Anil Kumble restored India's advantage with four quick wickets at the end

592dThe Verdict by Anand Vasu at Delhi

A tale of two spinners

In one tantalising spell Murali inspired, no engineered, a comeback, getting Sri Lanka back in the game

Day 1

592dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India ride on Tendulkar hundred

Sachin Tendulkar's record 35th Test hundred, surpassing Sunil Gavaskar's tally, steered India to a dominant position at the end of the first day's play in the second Test at Delhi

592dCricinfo staff

'He is not going to stop at 35' - Gavaskar

Moments after Sachin Tendulkar created a record for most centuries in Test cricket, Sunil Gavaskar, the man whose achievement Tendulkar surpassed, and Kapil Dev, the former Indian allrounder, heaped praise on the master batsman

592dVerdict by Dileep Premachandran

Eclipsed by the elation

In the euphoria that followed a tapped single to square leg, all that went before was forgotten

599dSambit Bal

The wholesome master

Nineteen of Tendulkar's 35 hundreds have come abroad. Most batsmen would settle for scoring 19 in all.

592dDileep Premachandran in Delhi

Being there

Years from now, if you're an Indian cricket aficionado, they might ask you where you were at 4:45pm on a wintry December evening at the Ferozshah Kotla


592dAnand Vasu in Delhi

'It was a very emotional one for me'

Sachin Tendulkar was calm and collected, but you could sense the excitement and sheer joy as he answered a volley of questions after reaching his 35th Test hundred

592dS Rajesh

The Vaas story in numbers

He has played the support act to a certain spin wizard called Muttiah Muralitharan almost all his career, but Chaminda Vaas's contribution to Sri Lankan cricket has been immense

592dAnand Vasu in Delhi

Capital gain

The Feroz Shah Kotla is, nowadays, a surprisingly good-looking venue

592dAnand Vasu in Delhi

Tendulkar reaches 35th Test century

At a little before 5pm in fading light on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Sachin Tendulkar became Test cricket's most prolific century scorer

592dAnand Vasu in Delhi

'It's same as any other Test' - Chappell

Greg Chappell, India's coach, was in no mood to speculate on whether Rahul Dravid or Virender Sehwag would be fit to take the field on Saturday