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India v England 1st Test



With game in the balance at the start of the final day, India's Gautam Gambhir has an early slice of luck when a top edge flies away for four

With the game in the balance at the start of the day, India's Gautam Gambhir has an early slice of luck when a top edge flies away for four

England achieve a vital early breakthrough when Andrew Flintoff picks up the wicket of former India skipper Rahul Dravid

England achieve a vital early breakthrough when Andrew Flintoff picks up the wicket of former India skipper Rahul Dravid

England keeper Matt Prior tosses the ball high after taking the catch as Dravid fails for the second time in the match

England keeper Matt Prior tosses the ball high after taking the catch as Dravid fails for the second time in the match

The loss of Dravid does not disturb Gambhir's concentration and the left-hander reaches 50 off 105 balls

The loss of Dravid does not disturb Gambhir's concentration and the left-handed opener reaches 50 off 105 balls

India's batting idol Sachin Tendulkar takes time to play himself in on a pitch offering turn and uneven bounce for the spinners

India's batting idol Sachin Tendulkar takes time to play himself in on a pitch offering turn and uneven bounce for the spinners

England captain Kevin Pietersen turns to Jimmy Anderson in the hope of ending the Gambhir-Tendulkar partnership

England captain Kevin Pietersen turns to Jimmy Anderson in the hope of ending the Gambhir-Tendulkar partnership

Anderson strikes as Gambhir tamely wafts at a wide delivery and Paul Collingwood takes an excellent diving catch

Anderson strikes as Gambhir tamely wafts at a wide delivery and Paul Collingwood takes an excellent diving catch to send him on his way

VVS Laxman plays the shot of the morning, an exquisite cover drive off Flintoff, as he and Tendulkar see India through to lunch

VVS Laxman plays the shot of the morning, an exquisite cover drive off Flintoff, as he and Tendulkar see India through to lunch

Graeme Swann removes Laxman soon after lunch but Yuvraj Singh meets the threat of England's spinners with some assertive strokeplay

Graeme Swann removes Laxman soon after lunch but Yuvraj Singh meets the threat of England's spinners with some assertive strokeplay

Tendulkar is momentarily discomfited by a rising delivery but goes on to reach 50 and pass 1,000 Test runs  in 2008

Tendulkar is momentarily discomfited by a rising delivery but goes on to reach 50 and pass 1,000 Test runs in 2008

England skipper Kevin Pietersen is dwarfed by his image on the giant screen as he tries to conjure up a wicket for his side

England skipper Kevin Pietersen is dwarfed by his image on the giant screen as he tries to summon up a wicket-taking tactic for his side

Flintoff tries to get under Yuvraj's skin by trying to involve him in a verbal exchange

England's frustration increases and Flintoff tries to get under Yuvraj's skin by trying to involve him in a verbal exchange

Short leg fielder Ian Bell takes urgent evasive action as Yuvraj sweeps powerfully for four

Short leg fielder Ian Bell takes urgent evasive action as Yuvraj sweeps powerfully for four

The stand between Yuvraj and Tendulkar is worth 80 at tea with India looking seemingly on course to win the game

The stand between Yuvraj and Tendulkar is worth 80 at tea with India seemingly on course to win the game

Swann is unlucky in the final session when keeper Prior misses a leg-side opportunity to stump Yuvraj

Swann is unlucky in the final session when keeper Prior misses a leg-side opportunity to stump Yuvraj

It is England's final chance before Tendulkar puts Swann away for four to bring up his 41st Test century and end the match

It is England's final chance before Tendulkar puts Swann away for four to bring up his 41st Test century and end the match



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14 Dec 08 |  England


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