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

Rahul Dravid - 'I'd back a team to score 300 on this wicket'

Jan 5, 2004: Rahul Dravid made another telling contribution in India's second innings while Simon Katich held his nerve and cracked his maiden Test hundred

Dileep Premachandran at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Say hello to Katich

Jan 5, 2004: When Simon Katich took guard on the third day, Australia were almost out of the game

Rahul Bhatia

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

Storming the Australian bastion

Jan 5, 2004: For Australia, a draw would be a creditable result, but it will feel like defeat to draw a series they were expected to dominate

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Say hello to Katich

Jan 5, 2004: When Simon Katich took guard on the third day, Australia were almost out of the game

Rahul Bhatia

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

Australia on the back foot despite Katich hundred

Jan 4, 2004: Rahul Dravid's unbeaten 91 and Anil Kumble's 8 for 141 put India in control at the SCG

The Wisden Bulletin

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

Dravid and Kumble lead Indian charge

Jan 4, 2004: Rahul Dravid's unbeaten 91 and Anil Kumble's 8 for 141 put India in control at the SCG

The Wisden Bulletin by Amit Varma

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

A plan for the spinners

Jan 4, 2004: If Australia were to come close to India's total, the top three batsmen had to get going

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

A plan for the spinners

Jan 4, 2004: If Australia were to come close to India's total, the top three batsmen had to get going

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

'I can't remember playing a team like them' - Langer

Jan 4, 2004: Justin Langer, who kept Australia alive for the best part of today, paid his rivals the ultimate compliment by saying that the Australians have a lot to learn from the way the Indian batsmen have batted in this series

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

'I can't remember playing a team like them' - Langer

Jan 4, 2004: Justin Langer, who kept Australia alive for the best part of today, paid his rivals the ultimate compliment by saying that the Australians have a lot to learn from the way the Indian batsmen have batted in this series

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

A dream gone sour

Jan 4, 2004: The ovation that greeted him when he walked out to bat was almost seismic in its nature, but Steve Waugh might have been reminded of the James Kelman novel, How Late it Was, How Late

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

A dream gone sour

Jan 4, 2004: The ovation that greeted him when he walked out to bat was almost seismic in its nature, but Steve Waugh might have been reminded of the James Kelman novel, How Late it Was, How Late, where the main character wakes up one morning to find himself bl

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Kumble and Pathan peg back Australia

Jan 4, 2004: Think of a man with these following qualities: grit, the will to win, mental strength, and tons of experience

The Wisden Bulletin by Amit Varma

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia in trouble at the SCG

Jan 4, 2004: Think of a man with these following qualities: grit, the will to win, mental strength, and tons of experience

The Wisden Bulletin

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

'The toughest home series' - Gilchrist

Jan 3, 2004: Adam Gilchrist refused to wave the white flag, but admitted that Australia would need a monumental effort to ensure that Steve Waugh's farewell Test isn't remembered as an ignominious defeat

Dileep Premachandran at the SCG

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

'The toughest home series' - Gilchrist

Jan 3, 2004: Adam Gilchrist refused to wave the white flag, but admitted that Australia would need a monumental effort to ensure that Steve Waugh's farewell Test isn't remembered as an ignominious defeat

Dileep Premachandran at the SCG

Australia v India, 2nd day, Sydney

Masters of control

Jan 3, 2004: There were two teams that played today, but only one showed up

Rahul Bhatia

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

'One of my best' - Tendulkar

Jan 3, 2004: The glow on Sachin Tendulkar's face was worth going miles to see

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

Batting in its pristine form

Jan 3, 2004: One of the nicest things that can be said about VVS Laxman is that he looks like a batsman from another age

Sambit Bal at the SCG

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

A marvellous symphony

Jan 3, 2004: The innuendo of the past few months must have sat heavily even on Sachin Tendulkar's those broad shoulders, and today's riposte - though lacking the amazing grace of Laxman's knock - will give him immense satisfaction

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran
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