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Day 5

Day 4

506dThe Verdict by S Rajesh

Some bright sparks amid the gloom

Many expected this day to be the last of the Test series, but Sri Lanka's batsmen showed that they weren't ready to lie down and allow the Indian spinners to trample all over them

Day 3

506dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Yuvraj and Agarkar put India on top

Sri Lanka were switched on, positive, and played withunrelenting intensity. But, yet again, they were outplayed by adetermined Indian side

506dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Ahmedabad

Leading with the right foot

The most significant image of the day's play came ten minutes before stumps when Harbhajan Singh attempted an outrageous reverse-sweep against Muttiah Muralitharan

Day 2

506dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Harbhajan spins it India's way

Harbhajan Singh racked the Sri Lankan top order, taking 4 for 24 asSri Lanka limped to 131 for 5 in reply to India's 398

506dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Ahmedabad

A surge of spin

It was left to Harbhajan Singh to obliterate whatever slim chances that Sri Lanka may have harboured of squaring this series

Day 1

506dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Laxman leads Indian fightback

Test cricket reveals character, and the first day of the Ahmedabad Test had ample displays of it. First, Sri Lanka shrugged off an indifferent start to reduce India to 97 for 5 - this, after their first-choice new-ball bowlers had opted out of the game du

506dCharlie Austin

Banking on Malinga

Poor old Marvan Atapattu. He lost his third toss of the series, this time on a featherbed pitch

506dDileep Premachandran at Ahmedabad

'It's always nice to bowl having some runs on the board' - Kumble

Anil Kumble admitted that the presentation of a memento from his team-mates at a special function before the start of play had been "quite emotional", but otherwise, he was his usual phlegmatic self when he addressed the media at the end of an engr

Others

506dDileep Premachandran

An old-style centurion

Dileep Premachandran pays tribute to Anil Kumble who, on Sunday, will play his 100th Test

523dRahul Dravid

The 100-per-cent cricketer

He may be a master of his craft but Anil's greatness lies in his ability to always see himself as a student