Mohali 2010 - a classic revisited

Every single day, right up until those manically scampered winning leg-byes in the post lunch session on Day 5, was balanced on a knife's edge. For the final 3.2 overs of India's second innings, after Ishant Sharma had become the ninth wicket to fall, it was literally a one-ball game.

updated: March 21, 2013 16:18 IST
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The lowest that VVS Laxman ever batted in a Test match was at No.10, in a dig that lasted only three balls. It was an unremarkable innings in an otherwise unforgettable match in Mohali in 2010.

That match in 2010 featured the same teams and a sprinkling of the same players who faced off in Mohali two and a half years later, with India winning by six wickets in the final moments of play on Monday (March 18).

The close finish – in terms of time left – was, to an extent, artificially driven with an entire day's play lost in Mohali 2013. There was no such circumstance-aided closeness to Mohali 2010.

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