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Match Day

513dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Kolkata

Pakistan's envy, India's pride

If bygone generations of Indian fans were openlyenthralled by - and secretly coveted - an unendingline of Pakistani pacemen, so too will this generationof Pakistani fans come to appreciate and marvel at thecurrent generation of Indian batsmen

498dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu at Kolkata

Kumble bowls India to victory

Anil Kumble proved irresistible on the fifth day and sent Pakistan skidding to 226 all out, taking 7 for 63 andgiving India victory by 195 runs and a 1-0 lead in this series

498dOsman Samiuddin in Kolkata

Beaten, but far from disgraced

The rearguardin Mohali, the first four days here; maybe Pakistan isjust beginning to learn how not to lose at the moment

498dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Kolkata

The colossus delivers again

Kumble has built a career on his ability to quieten the naysayers, delivering time and again when asked to

498dOn the Ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Runs all around

Before this innings, plenty had been written about Dinesh Karthik's inability to contribute with the bat, but he silenced his critics with a wonderfully gutsy and priceless 93

498dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Classic contest reaches its climax

If the first nine days of the series is anything to go by, nothing can be predicted about the last day of play at Kolkata

498dOn the Ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Allround fluency

A ball-by-ball analysis of the third day's play at Kolkata

498dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Dravid's gem sets up a grand finale

Rahul Dravid made a determined 135, his second century of the match and the 20th of his career, and Dinesh Karthik hit a pugnacious 93 as India moved into a position of strength in the second Test at Kolkata, leaving Pakistan 422 to win

498dThe Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Kolkata

Making the impossible possible

For three days, two unevenly matched teams have brawled, they have hurled almost everything at each other, and any time one has deigned to take the advantage, the other has clawed it back

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

Karthik turns it around

Dinesh Karthik missed out on a century, but he won the hearts of the crowd, the absolute confidence of his team-mates or the faith of the selectors with his superb 93

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

From potential to performance

Indian fans know all about hoping for the best and preparing for the worst when it comes entrusting someone to lead the bowling attack in the absence of the main striker

498dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma

Tendulkar's fall levels the scales

India fought back magnificently on the third day at Kolkata, taking eight wickets for 120 to dismiss Pakistan for 393 and take a first-innings lead of 14

498dOn the Ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Striking the perfect balance

If Rahul Dravid strutted his stuff on the first day, then it wasthe turn of Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana to show just what theywere capable of on the second

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

Finding their voice

Shahid Afridi threatened to do a Sehwag, crashing Balaji behind point and audaciously over mid-off, and Pathan through cover off the back foot, over point and once square of the wicket

498dOn the Ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

The off-side God

Sachin Tendulkar hogged the limelight after getting to 10,000 Test runs on the first day at Kolkata, but the classy performance of the day came from Rahul Dravid, who made 110 exquisite runs before falling in the last over of the day

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

Payback time for Younis

Younis Khan came out to bat after an opening partnership that was part ragged part manic, and Pakistan needed stability more than anything else

498dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma at Kolkata

Younis and Youhana sizzle

Yousuf Youhana and Younis Khan made unbeaten centuries as Pakistan ended the second day of the Kolkata Test strongly, at 273 for 2

498dThe Bulletin by Amit Varma at Kolkata

Late strikes mar India's day

An exquisite century by Rahul Dravid took India to 344 for 6 on the first day of the second Test between India and Pakistan, but a spurt of wickets at the close helped Pakistan draw back into the game

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

Dravid - 'I felt in control throughout'

Rahul Dravid's assured century against Pakistan lost out on the limelight because Sachin Tendulkar reached 10,000 Test runs on the same day

498dAnand Vasu in Kolkata

The end of Sehwag

When Virender Sehwag stays at the crease he hurts you

498dDileep Premachandran in Kolkata

Never another like Sachin

For many Indians, he remains the cherub-faced boy who refused to be bullied by the fearsome pace of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram, and the guileful menace of Imran Khan

498dAnand Vasu

'There is more to cricket and life'

Sachin Tendulkar talks to the media after joining Allan Border, Sunil Gavaskar, Steve Waugh and Brian Lara in acculumating 10000 Test runs

498dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Kolkata

Dravid's masterclass

If bygone generations of Indian fans were openlyenthralled by - and secretly coveted - an unendingline of Pakistani pacemen, so too will this generationof Pakistani fans come to appreciate and marvel at thecurrent generation of Indian batsmen

498dRoving Reporter by Osman Samiuddin in Kolkata

Unimposing Eden

Today, at least, there is no cauldron at Eden Gardens

498dS Rajesh

Tendulkar joins the 10,000 club

His dismissal for 94 at Mohali delayed the inevitable, but Tendulkar needed just one more innings to score the 27 he required to reach the landmark of 10,000 Test runs

498dOsman Samiuddin and Anand Vasu in Kolkata

Offering bad light to the umpire

Tendulkar's throw wasjust another reminder of the man's presence of mind and his sheernatural ability on a cricket field