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Why ugly can be beautiful

Nov 13, 2008: The cricket in the Nagpur Test was variously decried as being defensive and unimaginative. But who said Test matches are about attacking all the time?

Christian Ryan

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Warne hopes Ponting learns from mistakes

Nov 12, 2008: Shane Warne believes Ricky Ponting could learn something from Allan Border and Ian Chappell, two of the former captains who criticised Ponting over his tactics in the fourth Test in Nagpur

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Australia's cricketers arrive back home

Ponting predicts return to winning ways

Nov 11, 2008: Ricky Ponting believes that Australia are capable of reaffirming their status as the leading nation in Test cricket

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In defence of Punter

Nov 11, 2008: Ponting may deserve criticism for his moves on day four at Nagpur, but he deserves a measure of sympathy as well

Gideon Haigh

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Nielsen explains Ponting's tactics

Nov 11, 2008: Tim Nielsen, Australia's coach, has launched a lengthy defence of the fourth-day tactics that have landed Ricky Ponting in the firing line from a wide range of commentators and former players

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Krejza eyes more Tests after amazing debut

Nov 11, 2008: After surging from laughing stock to spin hero, Jason Krejza's modest next goal is to be part of the New Zealand series starting in Brisbane next Thursday

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur

Steve Waugh joins list of Ponting critics

Nov 11, 2008: Steve Waugh, the man who Ricky Ponting succeeded as Australia's Test captain, has said Ponting made a mistake by using part-time bowlers instead of his main strikers on the fourth day in Nagpur

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Ponting and the over-rate fiasco

'What was in his tea?'

Nov 11, 2008: Australia bowled only spinners and part-timers after tea on day four in Nagpur, in an attempt to boost the over-rate, a tactic that just about everyone found inexplicable

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

No more spin-reliant

Nov 10, 2008: India's fast bowlers comprehensively out-bowled their Australian counterparts played critical roles in both the victories that sealed a 2-0 series win

George Binoy

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

Not feeling the love

Nov 10, 2008: If he had to sit in the Gabba stands for next week's first Test against New Zealand for doing everything in his power to win here, he would have been celebrated

Ali Cook

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

'I want to cherish this for a long period'

Nov 10, 2008: Sourav Ganguly has said his most significant contribution was to raise the image of Indian cricket by building a team that was competitive overseas.

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

Dhoni carries forward Ganguly's flame

Nov 10, 2008: At the start of the millennium, Ganguly started the journey to "raise Indian cricket's profile overseas". In so many ways, Dhoni is the best man to carry forward the Ganguly flame

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Ponting disappointed with criticism

Nov 10, 2008: Ricky Ponting has defended himself against claims that he put himself above the team on the fourth day in Nagpur

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Plays of the day

Keep it simple, Simon

Nov 10, 2008: Cricinfo presents the Plays of the day from the third day of the fourth Test between India and Australia in Nagpur

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

Sutherland to query Ponting on tactics

Nov 10, 2008: Cricket Australia will ask Ricky Ponting to clarify his reasons for using part-time bowlers after tea on the fourth day in Nagpur when Australia had a strong chance to set up a gettable chase

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 5th day

India reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Nov 10, 2008: India regained the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy, their first series win over Australia in eight years, after they bowled Australia out for 209 to win by 172 runs

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 4th day

We capitalised on the slow over-rate - Dhoni

Nov 9, 2008: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said India had achieved the target they had aimed to set Australia despite suffering a severe middle-order collapse on the fourth day of the final Test in Nagpur

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India v Australia, 4th Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Krejza wasn't ready before this Test - Nielsen

Nov 9, 2008: Despite Jason Krejza's topsy-turvy return of 12 for 358, the coach Tim Nielsen did not wish he had been preferred in the opening three games, when Cameron White was the main spinner

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Sparring teams set up riveting finish

Nov 9, 2008: Australia begin the final day needing 369 to win, 203 more than what they scored against India's restrictive fields on Saturday. India have the advantage and a good reason to deploy an 8-1 field again. They will be naïve, however, to expect a similar appr

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Rated O

Nov 9, 2008: Australia's continually tardy over-rates should cost them something more serious than money or a ban

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Series Results
India v Australia at Nagpur - Nov 6-10, 2008
India won by 172 runs
India v Australia at Delhi - Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008
Match drawn
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 17-21, 2008
India won by 320 runs
India v Australia at Bangalore - Oct 9-13, 2008
Match drawn
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