Negative bones, feisty arguments: India's Test tour in their own words
India talked up a big game ahead of the Test series in England. Here's a look back at all the chatter in light of their 4-1 defeat
Did the 4-1 scoreline flatter England?
The England-India series was much closer than the margin suggests, but that's not to say that England were undeserving winners
Exclusive: 'Last one to press the panic button when I see so many positives' - Shastri
India coach Ravi Shastri takes stock of a draining tour of England
Graphic story: Lower-order fightbacks and the Moeen factor
All the areas England excelled in to beat India 4-1
Where now for Shikhar Dhawan?
With an average of 25.80 from 15 Tests in SA, England, NZ and Australia, should he continue being one of India's first-choice openers?
Zaltzman: Thanks for the stats, Cookie, Jimmy, Rooty, Ravi
What was The Oval Test all about? Numbers, of course
Anderson goes past McGrath; England wrap up 4-1 win
Rahul and Pant offered resistance with hundreds, but could not prevent defeat in the final session
Dobell: When in doubt, give the ball to Anderson
India still had a lot of runs to get, but a miracle chase was being talked about when Joe Root recalled his main man. Once again, he delivered
McGrath, Steyn better than me - Anderson
The most prolific seamer in Tests has attributed the Australian's superiority to his 'bounce, relentless accuracy, aggression and ability to move the ball'
The ingredients behind Anderson's 564 wickets
Tough lessons will harden India, says Kohli
Captain calls for team to hit the ground running in future, rather than ease into series
#PoliteEnquiries: Which problems have England actually solved?
Melinda Farrell, George Dobell and Nagraj Gollapudi tackle your questions on Anderson, Pant and which team will fare better in their next tour
Gollapudi: Rahul, Pant light up the contest with bravado
The two batsmen showed the kind of fight that only Kohli and his fast bowlers had shown in the series
The game is better for Alastair Cook's place in its history
The best of Cook's emotional press conference
Dobell: Cook's unforgettable farewell fitting for giant of the game
The Oval was been witness to many famous retirements over the years, but few can have matched the ovation for Alastair Cook
How many times could you binge-watch GoT while Cook was batting?
How many times could you have listened to all of Bob Dylan all those hours Alastair Cook was at the crease? We find out
#PoliteEnquiries: Were India or Pakistan the better touring side?
Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi tackle your questions on Alastair Cook, India's wicketkeeping and Anderson v Kohli
Without Kohli, can India avoid Black Tuesday?
India have played some excellent cricket in this series, but are now facing a 4-1 margin unless they pull off a final-day rearguard
Dobell: England dig themselves a hole with loyalty to Jennings
The statistics of Jennings' career are damning but if the indications are correct he will still be on the plane to Sri Lanka
#PoliteEnquiries: Who is the better captain - Root or Kohli?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell tackle your questions on wicketkeeping, inspired selections, and Mohammed Shami's awful luck
Dravid said I've got the skillset and temperament - Vihari
A fifty on debut is just the start for India's new batsman after contributing to his team's third-day fightback
Dobell: Buttler becomes England's man for any occasion
His recall at the beginning of the season was something of a left-field decision but it has proved an outstanding success
#PoliteEnquiries: Will Cook bowl before Rashid?
Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi answer your questions including Virat Kohli's captaincy, his battle with James Anderson and a police chase
Wait goes on for Anderson in epic Kohli tussle
When Kohli survived a very tight lbw appeal things got a little heated in the middle
Dobell: Cook's encore a reminder of what England will miss
There was no fairytale hundred, but Alastair Cook still managed to produce a medley of greatest hits on his Test farewell
WATCH - Anderson's 'heartfelt' Cook tribute
Video courtesy of PCA: Jimmy Anderson says goodbye to Alastair Cook, but forgets the camera's still rolling after he's done
Moeen takes pride in Boycott comparisons
A battling half-century from 170 balls was shown in a more positive light after Moeen Ali's team-mates had failed to emulate him
Gavaskar slams Nair omission from Oval Test
The former India captain said no argument was going to satisfy him for Hanuma Vihari being preferred over Nair
Knew if we got one wicket, more would come - Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja discusses India's bowling plans at The Oval and attempting to keep England's scoring rate down
Cook wanted to keep door ajar for Pietersen return
The former England captain gave more detail of the decision that rocked his career and reveals he hasn't spoken to Pietersen since
Dobell: Eyes on Jennings and Moeen as England look for answers
Many questions remain about England's Test side - despite the series victory - although they at least appear to have drawn a line on the Bairstow v Buttler debate
"I can hit a golf ball a long way but struggle with the cricket ball"
Sheep, sweat glands and Cena all find a mention as we look back at Alastair Cook's career in his own words
Chopra: Finally, a well-rounded Indian pace attack
For the first time in their history, India have four bowlers of high ability, making for a formidable quick-bowling unit
No second thoughts as Cook faces final curtain
England opener to continue his career with Essex but will not be persuaded back to Test cricket
'I became the best player I could have become'
Alastair Cook says that he will retire from international cricket knowing that he managed to dredge every ounce out of his ability
Manjrekar: India have one problem to sort out
Unlike on past overseas tours, where many flaws came to light, now it is only their batting technique that needs work
Vihari for Pandya, Jadeja for Ashwin?
Wednesday's training session suggested India might be looking at a few changes at The Oval
Not enough to compete, we must complete games - Shastri
India's coach has pulled up his batsmen for not being strong enough mentally to capitalise on a strong position in Southampton
Jennings retained as Woakes and Pope re-enter fray
England named a familiar 13-man squad for the final Test against India, starting on Friday
Mick Jagger makes charity pledge for Oval Test
Rolling Stones frontman to donate £20,000 to Chance to Shine each time a player from either side scores a century or claims a five-wicket haul
Ess v Sur: Burns' runs continue to flow as England look away
Rory Burns did not win an England call-up on his home ground at Kia Oval, but he has a potential Championship win and winter tour to fight for
Why Southampton was a good advert for Test cricket
Superb, sun-kissed action, drama, and generosity of spirit - what more could you ask for?
Miller: Cook's immense record will stand the test of time
The workload of carrying England's batting for 12 years has finally consumed Alastair Cook, but he leaves behind a monumental body of work
Chef special: Farewell to Alastair Cook
The Switch Hit team are joined by one of Cook's opening partners as they say goodbye to an England great
Gooch hails 'great person and great cricketer'
Former coach and mentor pays tribute to fellow England legend as he prepares to play his last Test
By the numbers - Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook will step away from international cricket at the end of the India series having set a host of records
'No player has given more to the England cricket shirt'
Tributes poured in on Twitter following the announcement of Alastair Cook's retirement from international cricket
Bayliss braces for top-order void
Trevor Bayliss has admitted England are no closer to settling on their top-order batting line-up despite winning the Test series against India
Dobell: England's all-round riches prove priceless
In a tightly-fought contest, the depth of England's options proved telling even though the side retains a number of holes
Moeen nails India again to seal series for England
Kohli and Rahane put up a fight, but once the offspinner broke that partnership the end came swiftly
Root moved himself back to No.4 for 'good of the team'
The England captain has batted at No. 3 throughout the summer but says he made a "spur of the moment decision"
#PoliteEnquiries: Was Bairstow's duck a protest at losing the gloves?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell tackle your questions on England's top order, Virat Kohli's behaviour and puddings
Buttler denies rivalry over wicketkeeper's role with Bairstow
England's top-scorer content to have his Test place back as he targets a fourth-day victory push on a wearing wicket
Gollapudi: The guts and glory of Pujara's innings
Cheteshwar Pujara had been rock solid, but India were in trouble. And then he showcased a rarely-seen side of his game and batted outstandingly with the tail
#PoliteEnquiries: Did Pujara show enough intent to keep his place?
Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi answer your questions on Cheteshwar Pujara, Moeen Ali and dropping entire teams
Dobell: Moeen banishes memories of his winter of discontent
Moeen Ali put in a performance that will reignite debate about who is England's best spinner
#PoliteEnquiries: Time to drop Curran again?
Melinda Farrell and George Dobell tackle your questions on Sam Curran, Ishant Sharma and why Virat Kohli can't call a coin toss
Dobell: Bell's timing seductive but England need more than quick fixes
Batting was tricky in the morning session, against a fine India attack, but the brittleness of England's top order was on stark view
Sam Curran's fearless return saves England's blushes
For the second time in the series - the match after being left out - Sam Curran hauled England's batting off the mat
India's results are a tribute to Kohli's captaincy
Dobell: Are England an accident waiting to happen or a grand design?
It has been a far from simple build-up for Joe Root with injury and form concerns to deal with. The final XI looks exciting, but also a gamble
This India knows how to win big moments - Kohli
A greater belief and ability to seize the momentum, based on a strong pace attack, gives the India captain confidence the team can avoid a repeat of 2014
Dasgupta: Why footwork is overrated when keeping wicket
Gollapudi: Ishant and the fast men are India's heartbeat
The seamers have adapted quickly to English pitches, taking 38 out of the 46 wickets claimed
Kohli or Root - who has top-scored more often in Tests?
Kohli current streak in England puts him on the all-time leaderboard
Ashwin and Bairstow ease injury concerns in training
India's spinner and England's wicketkeeper-batsman looked to be winning the fight to be fit for the fourth Test
Woakes misses training, Bairstow clings to gloves
Chris Woakes has emerged as a new fitness concern for England ahead of the fourth Test
Could Bairstow retain wicketkeeper role?
Jonny Bairstow admits he would accept a specialist batsman role, but plans to test his injured finger by taking the gloves in training
Mark Nicholas: The case for James Vince
Why England ought to play him in the fourth Test, bring in Moeen Ali, and bring back Sam Curran
The frustrations of M Vijay
Late last year he looked to have made a Test opening spot his own, but two series on, some old failings seem to have come home to roost
Once Anderson goes past me he won't be beaten - McGrath
Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets by a fast bowler in Test cricket with 563. James Anderson is seven wickets away from beating him
Laxman's modern (1993-2018) India Test XI in England: Ganguly to lead
Gloves Off: Has Kohli won the battle against Anderson?
VVS Laxman and Steve Harmison step into the ring for a heated debate
How Ishant got his mojo working
The work he has put in on his wrist position and length has begun to pay off
Batting order key among England's issues to solve
Will Moeen Ali earn a recall at the Ageas Bowl and can Sam Curran find a place in the XI?
How England's batsmen fought valiantly to avoid scoring 30 at Trent Bridge
England may have lost the third Test to India, but they won the hearts of stats fans everywhere
Kohli ranked No. 1 batsman in the world, again
Indian captain achieves a career-high 937 points, the 11th best of all time; Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah also move up
Nicholas: Kohli's magic trick is his suppression of ego
As India captain, he needs ego in spades, but while on the job, he needs to show none of it. He has succeeded, and how
'Cook would do better at No. 3' - Nick Compton
Nick Compton suggests some changes in the England top order which he believes would create opportunities for two new players in the outfit
Bairstow injury could lead to keeper change - Bayliss
England's coach has hinted the team might 'have a decision to make' over Bairstow's role after he fractured a finger at Trent Bridge
Vince recalled as Bairstow cover for fourth Test
James Vince could make a comeback if Jonny Bairstow is not passed fit but England resist temptation to make wholesale changes
India call up Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari for last two Tests
M Vijay has been dropped. Kuldeep Yadav has been sent back to India to play for the A team against Australia A
Who is Hanuma Vihari?
All you need to know about the 24-year-old batsman with the best first-class average among all contemporary cricketers
'Dominated because we put runs on the board' - Kohli
India's captain knew that if his batsmen could stand up and fight, he had the bowling to win the Test and keep the series alive
Gollapudi: India tick every box in a win for the ages
You name the discipline, and Virat Kohli's team excelled in it, a remarkable feat given they were 0-2 down coming into Nottingham
Trent Bridge India's best overseas win, says Shastri
Head coach says in all his time in the job, this was the best performance from India "as a batting unit, as a catching unit and as a bowling unit"
Faltering Cook gets '100%' backing from Root
England captain throws his support behind Alastair Cook for the rest of the India series, says he expects him to play in Southampton
Root pleased to see Moeen's double-hundred
England captain says it is good to have guys in the fringes playing well after Moeen's 219 and 8-wicket performance in county cricket
#PoliteEnquiries: Who's the next batsman in England's revolving door?
George Dobell and Nagraj Gollapudi tackle your questions on Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant and bold predictions for the final day
Buttler ranks maiden Test century above his white-ball success
The England batsman was "lost for words" after reaching a landmark he feared may have passed him by
#PoliteEnquiries: Why are England either comfortable or catastrophic?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell return to tackle your questions with India well on top at Trent Bridge
Dobell: England drop the ball...again, and again
England have mixed and matched their slip cordon for considerable time, but the current combination isn't making things any better
Bairstow's finger injury adds to England's headaches
An Anderson delivery did damage to the middle finger of the keeper's left hand, but he is expected bat for England if needed
Dobell: England's Alastair Cook problem
It was a collective failure from England's batsmen at Trent Bridge, but the issues start at the top
#PoliteEnquiries: Why can't England convert 10s into 20s?
Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi take on your questions on Hardik Pandya, over rates and send-offs
Buttler puts on a brave face after England's latest batting meltdown
England's top-scorer insisted the players will "dust themselves down" after a "very poor day"
#PoliteEnquiries: How long before Kohli is Rashid's bunny?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell answer your questions on Rashid, reviews and the unfortunate signs of ageing
Rashid's key wicket countered by Stokes' rusty return
A hard-fought, entertaining day of Test cricket threw up a number of talking points about England's performance in the field
England ponder resting Anderson, Broad from SL tour
While nothing is confirmed there could be a consideration being given to planning for a time without England's two leading wicket-takers
Kohli's legacy will be defined by the next few months
Small changes make a big difference for Broad and England
The fast bowler reveals the change of mindset that has made a key difference to the England bowling attack against India
'I got four, but should have got six or seven'
Stuart Broad speaks to ESPNcricinfo about his destructive spell at Lord's and discusses finding some of best form after a difficult 2017
Gollapudi: Time for Shastri to wade in and get hands dirty
The India coach will not be doing his job if he agrees with everything Kohli feels is good for the team
Monga: India refuse to take a backward step, but is it prudent?
India have been so obsessed with their off stumps that they are missing out on scoring opportunities with the cut shot
Manjrekar: What India's batsmen must do at Trent Bridge
A checklist for the top five (barring Virat Kohli) as India head into a match they must not lose if the series is to stay alive
Rishabh Pant in line for debut at Trent Bridge?
The wicketkeeper batsman averaged 63 in the two unofficial Tests on India A's recent tour of England
Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid
Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England
Playing Kuldeep at Lord's was a mistake - Shastri
India coach also backs under-fire Rahane and calls him a 'pillar of India's batting'
WATCH - India train ahead of the Trent Bridge Test
Kohli and Pant were active during India's nets session on Thursday
Kohli feeling better by the day - Shastri
The India coach says Virat Kohli is now moving much better following his bout of back stiffness at Lord's