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New Zealand's dismal batting slump

Dec 5, 2008: Vettori's side have lost 11 of their last 15 Tests against opposition than Bangladesh, and the reason for that has primarily been their hopeless batting

S Rajesh

Downsides of the warm-up

Dec 4, 2008: Australia's low-key series win over New Zealand did not deliver all the solutions ahead of the South Africa title fight

Peter English

The enemy within

Dec 3, 2008: New Zealand cricket has been reduced to its present low state chiefly by a lack of cohesion

Peter Roebuck

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Lee regains his spark

Dec 1, 2008: An in-form Lee is essential for Australia to succeed in their contests against South Africa and England in the next nine months and his average of two wickets per Test in India was a worrying return

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Haddin delivers under pressure

Nov 30, 2008: It was an innings full of fortune and flair, bravado and borrowed time, but most importantly for Brad Haddin it was an innings crammed with runs

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Need to stick with our top order - McCullum

Nov 29, 2008: \The Test has started to slip away from New Zealand but Brendon McCullum hopes that at least their inexperienced line-up has learnt from the series so far

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Hussey plays the percentages, and the field

Nov 29, 2008: Michael Hussey has become so good at stabilising potentially worrying situations that he could get a job straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Spinners struggle in revolving-door policy

Nov 28, 2008: Nathan Hauritz became the sixth specialist spinner Australia have used in Tests this year and his chaotic first day at work highlighted how unpredictable life is for his type in this country

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Matthew Hayden

'Winning is in the fabric of our culture'

Nov 27, 2008: Australia's long-serving opener reflects on the qualities that has made his team the force it is

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Savage grace

Nov 24, 2008: Andrew Symonds is a simple man, yet full of contradictions, who needs to grow up to the realities of being a high-profile sportsman

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

A Trans-Tasman chasm

Nov 23, 2008: A match that began with the pitch bringing the teams together on the first two days ended by showing the gulf between them

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Katich makes most of second coming

Nov 22, 2008: A year ago Simon Katich, 33, was unlikely to play another Test, but now he is the present and future of the top of the order

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Liven it up

Nov 21, 2008: For two days the batsmen have made a pitch that has been testing look like a disaster area by playing, missing, edging and complaining

Peter English at the Gabba
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