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Australia v India in Australia, 2011-12

Oct 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test, Australia v India in Australia, 2011-12

Christian Ryan

Ponting's fine, Ponting's odd

Jan 2, 2012: In Melbourne he began both innings serenely, before losing form a bit. He now seems to need to think where once he barely had to

Christian Ryan

India in Australia 2011-12

India need to rethink strategy against tail

Dec 31, 2011: Australia's last four wickets outscored India's by 79 runs over both innings at the MCG. In a series that could be decided by lower-order contributions, MS Dhoni may need to change his defensive tactics

Sidharth Monga

India in Australia 2011-12

Dhoni backs umpires over DRS

Dec 30, 2011: India will not support the DRS until they are convinced that the technology is 100% perfect, captain MS Dhoni has reiterated

Sidharth Monga in Melbourne

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 4th day

Australia make for compelling viewing

Dec 29, 2011: Michael Clarke's side is not a great one, but just about everything Australia have done in their past five Tests has made for compelling viewing. Whether good or bad, it has been impossible to look away

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 4th day

'It's a dream come true' - Pattinson

Dec 29, 2011: James Pattinson, the Australia fast bowler, has described his first Boxing Day Test as "a dream come true" after he won the Man-of-the-Match award in the 122-run victory over India

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 4th day

MCG victory needs repeating - Clarke

Dec 29, 2011: Michael Clarke is conscious of going to Sydney with a greater accent on repeating the good of Melbourne while remedying the bad.

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 4th day

India's batting woes abroad continue

Dec 29, 2011: The fact that India were rolled over twice by Australia's second-choice pace attack suggests the failures in England were not an aberration but confirmation of a trend

Sambit Bal at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 4th day

India must learn to get tail out - Dhoni

Dec 29, 2011: After India's 122-run loss at the MCG, India's third first-Test loss on their last four tours, MS Dhoni said it was the batting that let the side down

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Overseas chases a struggle for India

Dec 29, 2011: India have chased 200-plus targets quite successfully in the last few years, but those instances have all been in the subcontinent. Overseas, the numbers don't look so pretty

S Rajesh

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Cowan pokes Siddle, Tendulkar leaves for four

Dec 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and India in Melbourne

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 4th day

Quicks fire Australia to 122-run win

Dec 29, 2011: Australia's fast men obliterated India with bowling of sustained hostility and direction to deliver a handsome 122-run victory to the hosts, on day four of the first Test at the MCG

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

'The best bowling attack I've played with' - Sehwag

Dec 28, 2011: India's bowling department has been over-reliant on Zaheer Khan in recent times, but Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav's impressive performances in Melbourne have given the attack a sense of completeness

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

Comfortable chasing under 300 - Sehwag

Dec 28, 2011: Virender Sehwag and Ricky Ponting feel the Test is finely balanced going into the fourth day, which could also prove to be the final one

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

Experienced hands rescue Australia

Dec 28, 2011: Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey have both been under pressure, but their recovery act, on a day when the other batsmen continued to show frailties, will reinforce the selectors' faith in them

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

MCG pitch gives Test perfect narrative

Dec 28, 2011: The MCG has provided the pitch and the stage to two less-than-perfect teams to weave together the perfect narrative that has kept everyone - batsmen, bowler, and spectators - interested

Sambit Bal at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

Hilfenhaus learns some new tricks

Dec 28, 2011: From a bowler who swung the ball but did little else, Ben Hilfenhaus has transformed into one with subtle variations that will test the best batsmen

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

Laxman's MCG jinx continues

Dec 28, 2011: India's fourth-innings mettle will be tested again in Melbourne, while Michael Hussey showed he isn't finished just yet

S Rajesh

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

The segway strikes again

Dec 28, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between Australia and India in Melbourne

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, MCG, 3rd day

Hilfenhaus, Yadav shine on bowlers' day

Dec 28, 2011: Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey fought to hold Australia's second innings together, after the top order melted away against Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma on a helter skelter day three of the first Test at the MCG

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG
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