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Match Day

496dDileep Premachandran in Multan

Alexander's battlefield

Anyone passing through the streets and bylanes of Multan this morning would have had a hard time believing that there was a Pakistan-India Test match being played

495dOsman Samiuddin

'We should look at our own weaknesses'

At the post-match press conference, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Haroon Rashid, the manager, identified what went wrong and how it will be rectified for the next Test

495dICC Media Release

Moin Khan fined for serious dissent

Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his country's first home Test match against India

495dWisden Cricinfo staff

Moin fined for dissent

Moin Khan has been fined 75% of his match fee for showing dissent following his dismissal in Pakistan's second innings in the Multan Test

495dThe Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Aspiring to greatness

Since 2001, India have won six away Tests in as many countries, and given their dismal record, it can be called a substantial progress

495dWisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India clinch an historic win

India took just two overs to wrap up the game on the fifth morning, and complete their historic victory over Pakistan

495dDileep Premachandran in Multan

An hour to remember

Half-an-hour after the match, the two captains represented the two ends of the mood spectrum

495dOsman Samiuddin in Multan

Time to start afresh

It is debatable whether or not the dust actually ever settles in Multan, but for Pakistan it must

496dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Triumph and defeat

Richard Nixon once said, 'A man is not finished when he's defeated

496dThe Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India on the verge of history

India took 13 wickets in three sessions, as Anil Kumble and Irfan Pathan bowled with great heart and determination to leave Pakistan on the ropes, one wicket away from an innings defeat

496dThe Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Pakistan struggle against determined Indians

India picked up two wickets in each session of the day, and when Sachin Tendulkar dismissed Moin Khan off the last ball of the day, Pakistan were battling for survival at 364 for 6


Wright says Tendulkar 'felt let down' at Multan

A high-voltage behind the scenes drama was sparked off in the Indian dressing-room by Rahul Dravid's declaration in the Multan Test which left Sachin Tendulkar stranded only six runs short of a double century, the then coach John Wright has revealed

496dThe Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

Wanting to win

The flat, lifeless, slow pitch at Multan always meant that it would be difficult for either side to force a result

496dOsman Samiuddin

Ghost stadiums

When a batsman scores a triple-century, and when he does it in the thrilling fashion in which Virender Sehwag did so, as an onlooker you cannot hold many regrets

496dRoving Reporter by Dileep Premachandran in Multan

Bring on the Milo men

If you were to view the Multan Cricket Stadium from the air, it would most resemble an upturned flying saucer in the middle of farmland, and the view would give you some idea of just how far it is from the bustle of the old city

496dThe Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Departures from the past

Thousands of words have already been exhausted describing the spirit of New India, and when Rahul Dravid terminated the Indian innings this afternoon, leaving Sachin Tendulkar stranded six short of a double century, he made another significant

496dThe Wisden Verdict by Amit Varma

Breaking away

Perhaps the finest decision Sourav Ganguly made in his captaincy was to get Virender Sehwag to open the batting for India in Test matches

496dThe Wisden Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sehwag's unbeaten 228 rocks Multan

India, riding on the back of Virender Sehwag's 228 not out, posted an imposing total of 356 for 2 on the opening day of the first Test at Multan

496dAnand Vasu in Multan

Contrasting styles

Aakash Chopra and Virender Sehwag may not get as much credit as some of their more accomplished teammates, but the role they play at the top of the order is a vital one

496dDileep Premachandran

'I would like to go for 300'

Virender Sehwag lit up the opening day of India's first Test match in Pakistan for almost 15 years, and afterwards expressed a desire to go on tomorrow morning and become the first Indian to score 300

496dOsman Samiuddin in Multan

Listless and helpless

If Pakistan could do nothing about the two elements of nature - the pitch and the stifling heat - there was little they could do about the third element - Virender Sehwag

496dOsman Samiuddin

'Do we need a spinning coach as well?'

The press conference, the first Inzamam had given since the match began, centered around the problems of Pakistan's bowling, the flatness of the pitch and whether or not the match can be saved