|Chasing a daunting task of 387 runs for victory, India reached to the target with ease with six wickets in hand. Sachin Tendulkar scored unbeaten 103 runs and involved in a crucial partnership of 163 runs with Yuvraj Singh (85 runs).
India run chase in the fourth inning of 387 runs is the fourth highest total which is chased down successfully. Tendulkar and Yuvraj both played with caution and aggression to guide India to famous win at M.Chidamram Stadium,Chepauk.
Resuming from overnight score of 131/1, India lost their second wickets quickely as R.Drvaid once again failed and was out for four runs. However G.Gambhir kept his cool with S.R.Tendulkar and put on valuable 42 runs before getting out by playing a needless stroke for 66 runs. S.Tendulkar and V.V.S Laxman both wenty on to put on 41 runs for fourth wicket. India
went on to lunch at 213/3.
Soon after lunch break V.V.S Laxman was dismissed by debutant G.Swann to gave England a much needed breakthrough. Yuvraj Singh arrives to the crease with much expectation from the crowd and till now holding his ends with S.R.Tendulkar to guide India to one of the most famous win in the history of test cricket. Both batsmna were batting on 34 and 57 runs.
Earlier with the help of brilliant century from England opener A.Strauss (108 runs) and P.Collingwood (108 runs) England able to set India a daunting task to chase in the fourth innings at Chepauk. Indian opener especially V.Sehwag takes the attack to the opposition as he smashed third fastest fifty from Indian batsman in the history of test cricket. Finally he got out playing a cute shot to give his wicket away to G.Swann for wll made 83 runs of 68 balls.
Virendra Sehwag was declared Man of the Match for his quick fire 83 runs of 68 balls.
Match Summary (Day5)
England 1st Inning – 316/10 in 128.4 Overs
A.Strauss- 123 M.Prior – 53*
H.Singh– 38-2-96-3 A.Mishra– 34-6-99-3
India 1st Inning – 241/10 in 69.4 Overs
M.S.Dhoni- 53 H.Singh –40
A.Flintoff– 18.4-2-49-3 M.Panesar– 19-4-65-3
England 2nd Inning – 311/9 dec. in 105.5 Overs
A.Strauss- 108 P.Collingwood – 108
Z.Khan– 27-7-40-3 I.Sharma– 22.5-1-57-3
India 2nd Inning – 387/4 in 98.3 Overs
V.Sehwag- 83 G.Gambhir –66
S.Tendulkar – 103* Y .Singh- 85*
G.Swan– 28.3-2-103-2 J .Anderson– 11-1-51-1