Australia v India 2007-08

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Australia v India 2007-08

Aug 20, 2008: Wisden's review of Australia v India, 1st Test, 2007-08

Greg Baum

Choice could hinge on SCG pitch

Openers cause headaches for Kumble

Dec 30, 2007: It's ironic that a year that began with India celebrating a new opening combination has ended with them grappling over the choice of their top two

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

India upbeat despite worst-ever defeat in Australia

'It's not the time for drastic changes' - Rajput

Dec 30, 2007: In terms of runs it was India's worst defeat in Australia but the side is giving off vibes of being confident enough to bounce back

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

Swing appeared after chat with Cooley

Johnson relieved to hold his own

Dec 30, 2007: Mitchell Johnson ended a Test he was not sure he would play in with an enhanced reputation and the hope India's batsmen would see him as a threat for the rest of the series

Peter English in Melbourne

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

Australia extend MCG dominance

Dec 29, 2007: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India

George Binoy and HR Gopalakrishna

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

Australia on the verge of another record

Dec 29, 2007: The Australians insist the record of 16 consecutive Test wins, which was set by Steve Waugh's sides between 1999 and 2001, has not been discussed at all

Peter English at the MCG

Plays of the day

A grand total, and a pitch glitch

Dec 29, 2007: The Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and India at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Choking to win

Dec 29, 2007: India weren't blasted out of this Test, as a 337-run margin would suggest, but squeezed out of it

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

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

399 and counting for Gilchrist

Dec 29, 2007: Adam Gilchrist beat Ian Healy's Australian record for most dismissals in Tests

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Patient Hogg upstages India

Dec 29, 2007: Hogg's Australia's best spin option and can be satisfied that he out-performed Symonds and troubled one of the game's most accomplished players of spin

Peter English at the MCG

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

Yuvraj cleared of dissent charge

Dec 29, 2007: Yuvraj Singh has been found not guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct during the second day of India's first Test against Australia in Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Australia wrap up 15th straight win

Dec 29, 2007: India needed a record score to win but instead Australia edged closer to a milestone of their own, posting their 15th consecutive Test victory as they wrapped up the Boxing Day Test within four days

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Ponting's rare failure

Dec 28, 2007: Stats highlights from the third day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India

HR Gopalakrishna

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

India's revival with the ball

Dec 28, 2007: Although Indian bowlers gave their all on the third day after their batsmen had faltered, the match still hangs heavily in Australia's favour

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

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

'Reverse-swing will play a part' - Clarke

Dec 28, 2007: Michael Clarke believes reverse-swing holds the key to wrapping up the first Test as Australia eye a four-day victory at the MCG

Peter English at the MCG

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

Declaration shuts India out

Dec 28, 2007: Ricky Ponting waited until Australia's lead was nearly 500 before declaring but Australia have plenty of time to bowl India out

Peter English at the MCG

Plays of the day

Jumping Jaques and a singing Harbhajan

Dec 28, 2007: Here are the Plays of the day for the third day of the first Test between Australia and India in Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Yuvraj charged with dissent

Dec 28, 2007: Yuvraj Singh has been charged with dissent for standing his ground after his dismissal on the second day of the Melbourne Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

India set 499 to win in Melbourne

Dec 28, 2007: You broke it, you fix it. That might well be the message from India's bowlers to their batsmen after Australia set them 499 to win despite being challenged again by India's attack at the MCG. At the close India had reached 0 for 6 with Rahul Dravid on 3 a

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Tendulkar defends India's tactics

Dec 27, 2007: Sachin Tendulkar refused to blame India's new opening combination for the poor start to the innings as they were facing a "brilliant" spell of bowling

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG
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