Tendulkar built up an atypically slow 82 in the morning after Laxman had departed early. It set up the innings for Dhoni to disdainfully tear into the English attack. Dhoni scored one more than Karthik, his wicketkeeping 'frienemy', and fell trying to hit a third six off Peitersen's first over. Another century missed.
Dial 'K' for Courage
A century had eluded Indian batsmen in this Test series; but who would have thought it would come from the number eight? Kumble drove, flicked, cut and lofted merrily. It was controlled aggression and sensible batting. Kumble could have thrown it away after a quick 30, but he carried on and on and on, until, with a maiden hundred in sight, he cover-drove Panesar to move to 97, and then under-edged him past the keeper to move to 101.