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3rd Test: India v England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, 19-23 Dec 2001
The victorious Indian team at Bangalore

A rainy fifth day meant that no result was possible at Bangalore. India, then, claimed the series 1-0; Sachin Tendulkar being named Man of the series.
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Sachin Tendulkar, Man of the Series
India and England practice at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, 17-18 Dec 2001
English captain Nasser Hussain with Ashley Giles and Usman Afzaal at Bangalore

Ahead of what promises to be a climactic third Test in Bangalore, England and India chose to spend their training time in different ways.
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Deep Dasgupta, Tinu Yohannan and Javagal Srinath train at Bangalore
2nd Test: India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 11-15 Dec 2001
SS Das on the defensive

After four good days of cricket, India were asked to make 357 runs off 90 overs on the last day;a tall order indeed. The Indian batsmen decided to keep it simple and play for a draw.
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Craig White with the Man of the Match award
1st Test: India v England, Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, 3-7 Dec 2001
Anil Kumble celebrates

India celebrated after Anil Kumble ran through the England batting line-up and Iqbal Siddiqui hit the winning runs. The action now shifts to Ahmedabad where the two sides square up on December 11.
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Nasser Hussain , Marcus Trescothick and Richard Dawson at the match end
England in India, Practice at Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh, 2 Dec 2001
The English team goes through a practice session at Mohali

With the Mohali Test finally cleared to proceed, both squads spent hours training intensively and psyching themselves up for a series that is the highlight of India's home calendar for some time to come.
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Deep Dasgupta practices his wicket-keeping skills
Indian Board President's XI v England XI, Lal Bahadur Stadium, Hyderabad, 21-24 Nov 2001
Jacob Martin with an off drive as Foster stands by

England's Mark Ramprakash and Board President XI's Sridharan Sriram both made centuries in the drawn tour game at Hyderabad. Click below for a taste of all the action.
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Sridharan Sriram gets to a ton against England
England in India, Practice at Lal Bahadur Stadium, Hyderabad, 21 Nov 2001
Nasser Hussain sweating a bit, takes a breather during the practice session

The British team went through practice sessions at Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Shashtri ground ahead of their three-day match against the Board President's XI.
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Martyn Ball checks out how hopeful stumper Warren Hegg gathers the ball
Mumbai President's XI v England, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 18-19 Nov 2001
Butcher and Hussain directing the England field

Batsmen dominated both days of a two-day match between England and the Mumbai Cricket Academy President's XI at Wankhede stadium. A fine hundred by Vinod Kambli was followed by sterling innings from Nasser Hussain, Graham Thorpe and Craig White.
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Kambli acknowledges his fine hundred
England in India, Practice at Mumbai, 16-17 Nov 2001
Nasser Hussian has a practice session in Mumbai

The English team went through the motions during a practise session at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The much inexperienced English side is trying to adjust quickly to the conditions ahead of the 2-day match starting on Sunday.
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Nasser Hussain takes a look at the wicket in Wankhede Stadium
England in India, Arrival and Practice, 14-15 Nov 2001
Nasser Hussain in conversation near the team bus

Arriving amidst tight security cordons, the English team landed in Mumbai on November 14 and proceeded to keep a low profile, only emerging from their hotel for training sessions at Wankhede stadium.
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Graham Thorpe leads the English team during a run at Wankhede






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