How the fourth (and final) day unfolded

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11.04: Wicket 458 for 7

Another fine innings from Matt Prior ends when he is out for 73. India desperately need to clean up the England tail rapidly to have any chance.

12.11: Wicket 540 for 9

So close to his maiden Test ton, the big-hitting Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan falls an agonising 10 runs shy as Praveen Kumar finds some extra lift.

12.31: Wicket 544 all out

Graeme Swann holes out to mid-off, and England are finally out for a mammoth 544. India need 478 to win – a nigh-on impossible task, even with Sachin Tendulkar.

12.41 Dropped first ball!

James Anderson bends the first ball at Abhinav Mukund, who is on a king pair ... and his snick is dropped by a diving Tim Bresnan at second slip.

13.50 Wicket 13 for 2

What a beauty! Anderson's ferocious delivery rips past V V S Laxman. Great start from the Burnley swinger. India's last hope, Tendulkar, emerges from the pavilion.

15.24: Wicket 55 for 6

M S Dhoni, lauded after Sunday's Bell gesture, is out for a golden duck as an on-fire Bresnan gets him lbw. Bresnan's figures now 4-12, and he's on a hat-trick.

16.26: Wicket 107 for 7

Anderson claims the scalp of Tendulkar – for the seventh time in Tests – with a peach of a delivery as the Little Master shoulders arms but is lbw for 56.

16.43: Wicket 129 for 8

Harbhajan hooks Bresnan high and it's a second catch for young substitute Scott Elstone, who had just dropped Kumar. Relief for Elstone, five-fer for Bres!

17.23 Wicket England win by 319 runs

India avoid their heaviest Test defeat in terms of runs – 342 – but that is their only consolation as Broad skittles Sreesanth to end it.

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