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India in Australia 2014-15

India need to guard against siege mentality

Dec 22, 2014: India can complain about the quality of practice pitches and facilities, and the standard of umpiring in Australia, but they cannot afford to take refuge in a siege mentality

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India in Australia 2014-15

Gaining experience will boost India, says Dhoni

Dec 21, 2014: Captain MS Dhoni spoke about those "20 minutes" in each Test in Australia so far where collapses cost India, and said that the team needed more experience to deal with such situations

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Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day

India could revisit DRS stance

Dec 20, 2014: India could give up on their demand of 100% accuracy if their reservations against umpire's-call decisions in lbws are addressed

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Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day

'Unrest in dressing room' over Dhawan injury - Dhoni

Dec 20, 2014: India captain MS Dhoni has said the decision to send Virat Kohli in in place of Shikhar Dhawan on the fourth morning was a late one, which resulted in "unrest" in the dressing room

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Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

India's attack: rare intensity before regular inanity

Dec 19, 2014: For the first hour on day three, despite the heat and the largely unhelpful pitch, India's fast bowlers showed a level of intensity and penetration rarely seen from them; in the second hour, things mostly reverted to type

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Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Dec 18, 2014: Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

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

Vijay unburnt by Brisbane furnace

Dec 17, 2014: Brisbane was hot and humid and the insides of the Gabba even more so. M Vijay battled the hostile conditions and a testing attack to make a memorable hundred

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Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane

India's best chance or worst?

Dec 16, 2014: It's just to say that while India don't stand a chance on normal bouncy pitches, the seaming tracks give their bowlers a chance to take 20 wickets

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India in Australia 2014-15

Karn struggles to stay afloat

Dec 15, 2014: The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

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India in Australia 2014-15

Rick Darling: bouncer magnet

Dec 14, 2014: Listening to the former Australia batsman talk about being hit by short balls is to realise how perilous batting was back in the day

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Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide

BCCI's argument against DRS not 100%

Dec 14, 2014: Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough

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

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Dec 13, 2014: Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

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

'I wasn't thinking of a draw at any stage' - Kohli

Dec 13, 2014: India came into the final day in Adelaide knowing it was going to be a hard day's cricket, with Australia setting a stiff target. At no point, though, was stand-in captain Virat Kohli going to settle for a draw

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

Tensions rise as players lose cool

Dec 12, 2014: The unnatural calm that existed between these two teams evaporated in the Adelaide heat when the umpires had to intervene on at least two occasions to separate the squabbling players

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

'Can't score double-centuries all the time' - Pujara

Dec 11, 2014: Cheteshwar Pujara got out for 73 when he was looking good for a lot more, but he isn't too disappointed that he missed out on a hundred

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

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

Johnson and Kohli fight their demons

Dec 11, 2014: From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

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

Charitable India wait for another declaration

Dec 10, 2014: Australia still had work to do when they began day two, but it all turned too easy for them as Michael Clarke and Steven Smith feasted on a choice selection of dropped catches, long-hops and length balls on the pads

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

India's bowling plans go awry

Dec 9, 2014: India began with plans that were off, and continued with them for too long. To add to that, their fielding was lethargic in that first hour

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Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide

Kohli promises agression and spontaneity

Dec 8, 2014: In Adelaide, Virat Kohli will lead India for the first time in Tests, with the added pressure of a sensitive setting and the team's full-time captain at hand, but he is not shying away from any scrutiny

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Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide

Test cricket enters its toughest week

Dec 8, 2014: The first Test will be hard to play, but it must be played. It will be difficult to watch, but it must be watched. The first ball can't be bowled soon enough, though nobody can be quite prepared for it

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide
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