Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

493dAnand Vasu in Rawalpindi

Balaji proves a point

When Lakshmipathy Balaji stepped onto the cricket field as an Indian bowler for the first time, he was quickly branded as an honest trier with limited ability

493dOsman Samiuddin in Rawalpindi

'Our bowlers let us down' - Inzamam

This was a day as historic for India as it was disappointing for Pakistan, and predictably it led to a chaotic and emotional press conference, attended by Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad.

493dAnand Vasu in Rawalpindi

'Patel has a big future' - Wright

John Wright preferred to stay in the background and heap all the plaudits on the players after India reached a comfortable position in the third Test

493dThe Wisden Bulletin by Amit Varma

Dravid's 270 puts India in command

A monumental 270 by Rahul Dravid took India to a score of 600, and a lead of 376, as India made sure that the platform they had built of the first two days of this crucial deciding Test was not wasted

493dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Patience pays

For Pakistan, it must have felt worse than Chinese water torture

493dRoving Reporter by Anand Vasu in Rawalpindi

Meet the match referee

Ranjan Madugalle cut his cricketing career short because he wanted to concentrate on building a post-retirement career

493dThe Wisden Bulletin by Amit Varma

India break the barrier

India sealed a historic series victory in Pakistan, their first overseas series win in more than a decade, as they bowled Pakistan out for 245 in their second innings, to win by an innings and 131 runs

493dThe Wisden Bulletin by Amit Varma

Dravid puts India in charge

Rahul Dravid made 133 not out as India took the upper hand against Pakistan at Rawalpindi, leading by 118 runs, with six wickets still in hand

493dAnand Vasu in Rawalpindi

Indian photo-journalist assaulted

After 34 incident-free days, a sour note was struck on the cricket field today when an Indian photographer was assaulted by a police constable at the Pindi Stadium during the afternoon session today

493dThe Wisden Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Making your own luck

pre-match focus on the pitch can be misleading, especially as it diverts attention from the essentials that really make a difference

493dDileep Premachandran in Rawalpindi

Messing around at the top

The whole idea of shielding batsmen is now passé, thanks to the Australians who play cricket as it should be played - without fear

493dDileep Premachandran in Rawalpindi

Dravid - 'We'll be looking to get another 150'

Rahul Dravid talked about getting his first Test hundred against Pakistan, the team's intention to try and bat only once, and the pressure - or not - of captaincy