Sidharth Monga

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Virat Kohli celebrates with his team-mates

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Kohli takes conservative route to victory

The India captain prized 'control' the most on the final day in Adelaide, and his bowlers delivered that for him

Peter Handscomb attempts a catch to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara

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

Cheteshwar Pujara kicks away Nathan Lyon's threat

The threat of the offspinner's overspin and bounce was magnified by the rough outside off stump, but India's No. 3 found an unusual and highly effective way to deal with it

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine pose with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ahead of the first Test

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

Toss advantage > home advantage?

India have had a rough year trying to dismiss tails, but how much of a difference did batting first make in Adelaide? Quite significant

R Ashwin during a photo session in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, day 2

Ashwin reminds the world of his worth

If he takes 11 more wickets by the time Perth is done, he will be the joint-fastest to the 350 mark. Yet Ashwin's Test record bears a big asterisk, only because of perceptions around his work away from home

Cheteshwar Pujara was rewarded for his resilience

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 1st day

The Commandment of Che

Playing shots is not the only way to be positive. Cheteshwar Pujara has shown that to keep his side alive in the Adelaide Test

Virat Kohli exults after getting to his 22nd Test hundred

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide

The summer of Kohli

Win or lose, hundreds or ducks, Virat Kohli will be the centrepiece of this Australia season. Before the summer of Kohli, here is a look at the making of Kohli