Day 5 India v England 2nd Test at Mohali Full Highlights Video

England tour of India; 2nd Test: India v England at Mohali, Day 5 Dec 23, 2008 Highlights Video
England were forced to settle for a draw after India chose to bat deep into day five of the second Test in Mohali.

Second Test, Mohali (day five, result):
India 453 & 251-7 dec vs England 302 & 64-1

Following another fog-delayed start, the hosts resumed on 134-4 and added 117 before declaring on 251-7 midway through the afternoon session.

Yuvraj Singh cracked an eye-catching 86 and Gautam Gambhir a patient 97 as the pair put on 153 for the fifth wicket.

England lost Alastair Cook but Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell had guided them to 64-1 when the captains shook hands.

It was a disappointingly flat end to a otherwise thoroughly exciting series, from which both sides will take plenty of positives.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: It was tough for the fast bowlers but they took the responsibility.. the batsmen also, whenever we needed a partnership, someone stood up. When we went into bat yesterday we were'nt really sure whether the fog will be there. We started well today..they (Gambhir and Yuvraj) deserved their centuries, it was a team decision to let them go for it. We're enjoying the cricket we're playing and enjoying each others' success.

Kevin Pietersen: There's a lot to learn from a tour of India. We've enjoyed our time here at Chennai and at Mohali. We fought real hard yesterday but Gambhir and Yuvraj played very well. I'm really proud to be captain of a bunch of lads who jumped on a plane back and their concentrated on their cricket.

Zaheer Khan is the Man of the Series: The bowling department is coming along very well. It's good to get an award like this. It's been good since I made my comeback. The dressing room atmosphere is amazing, we're enjoying each others company. It's been a great year for Indian cricket. He (Ishant) provides that extra pace which is needed at this level. It's good to bowl in tandem with him.

Gautam Gambhir is the Man of the Match: It's a very pleasant surprise for me. I'm pretty happy with my performance and hope it continues in the next year as well. Its important to make it count when you are in good nick. Every innings is special. We played very good cricket this year.

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Day 5 India v England 2nd Test at Mohali Full Highlights Video

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