For some strange reason, probably at the sponsor's behest, two 'Man of the Series' awards were presented: to one member of each team. Surely, the presentation of two 'Man of the Series' awards is a contradiction in terms. Surely.
Note, however, the graciousness with which Michael Vaughan accepts defeat and lauds Team India, but also his own players. This man, along with his Indian counterpart Rahul Dravid, is the epitome of the finest breed of sportsman - tough as nails on the park, humble and grounded off it. I hope Ricky Ponting was taking a few notes.
I won't keep you waiting much longer, this is the presentation to the English team, interviews with the two Men of the Series, Zaheer Khan and James Anderson, and the post-match interview with Michael Vaughan:
This is the presentation to Team India (the expression on each and every Indian player's face tells a thousand words about the journey the team has travelled, none more so than Sachin Tendulkar) and post-match interview with our man Rahul Dravid:
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