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India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

How the Pune pitch backfired for India

Even though the pitches at the MCA Stadium in Pune have usually been flat or have assisted seamers, preparing a rank turner for its Test debut meant there was an accident waiting to happen

Peter Handscomb attempts a tough chance at short leg

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

A mixed-up tale of two captains

Steven Smith's Australia were supposed to be left distraught by a nightmarish Pune pitch. Virat Kohli's India were supposed to continue on their merry way. That's not what happened

Steve O'Keefe is delighted after bowling Virat Kohli for 13

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

A Steven Smith lesson on playing spin

The second-innings century, which steadily shut India out of the Pune Test, underlined the clarity and flexibility of Steven Smith's plans and his assessment of the conditions and the opposition

Steven Smith made a resolute half-century