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Australia v India, 2012-13

Apr 1, 2014: Wisden's review of the first Test, Australia vs India, 2012-13

ESPNcricinfo staff

'We're learning on our feet but not adapting quick enough'

Mar 11, 2013: Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto talks about the adjustments the side needs to make

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Madras state of mind

Mar 1, 2013: The first India-Australia Test was a hark back to old times in more ways than one

Harsha Bhogle

Australia in India 2012-13

'I missed bowling in Chennai' - Watson

Feb 28, 2013: As India's batsmen piled on runs in Chennai, Watson was itching to take the ball confirming in his mind that giving up bowling wouldn't be a permanent move

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Five lessons from Chennai

Feb 27, 2013: Three days between Tests does not give Australia long to digest their eight-wicket loss in Chennai but there are several lessons they can take from that match

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Chennai

Chennai knock Dhoni's best - Chappell

Feb 27, 2013: Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has rated MS Dhoni's double-century in Chennai as the best he had seen him bat in Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2012-13

Bowling line-up a dilemma - Arthur

Feb 27, 2013: The coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that in hindsight Australia might have made a mistake by not picking two spinners on a Chennai pitch that crumbled as the Test wore on

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Chennai

Selective watering the secret to 'ugly' pitch

Feb 27, 2013: The curator at the MA Chidambaram stadium has expressed satisfaction with the way the pitch for the Chennai Test, which was termed "ugly" by the two captains, behaved over the duration of the Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

India have found a settled combination - Dhoni

Feb 26, 2013: India have found what their captain MS Dhoni calls a "settled batting and bowling combination" for the remainder of the three Tests in the series against Australia

Sharda Ugra

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

Clarke wants batsmen to back their abilities

Feb 26, 2013: After India wrapped up their eight-wicket victory on the fifth morning in Chennai, Australia had a makeshift net set up around the dusty, crumbling pitch

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, first Test, Chennai, fourth day

Tendulkar stronger than construction material?

Feb 26, 2013: The owners of the product seemed to think so

Karthik Gopalan

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

Won't rush judgment on spinners - Clarke

Feb 26, 2013: Michael Clarke has said Australia's selectors won't rush to judgment about whether a second spinner is required for the second Test in Hyderabad after their eight-wicket loss to India in Chennai

Brydon Coverdale

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

India take 1-0 lead with eight-wicket win

Feb 26, 2013: An Indian victory that seemed imminent minutes after tea on day four was eventually completed by Sachin Tendulkar, 40 minutes before lunch on day five

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

India's spinners thrive on spiteful pitch

Feb 25, 2013: Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja's improved showing in the second innings was a result of better application, aided by a dirt-lane of a pitch which the Australians found hard to read

Sharda Ugra

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

Australia must overcome fear factor

Feb 25, 2013: Moises Henriques has shown his team-mates that to handle the challenging conditions on this tour they need to be alert, but not alarmed

Brydon Coverdale

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

Henriques' unique feat

Feb 25, 2013: Moises Henriques achieved the rare distinction of scoring fifties in each innings of his debut Test, but India still remained on course for a comprehensive win. Here are highlights from the fourth day

S Rajesh

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

Doherty strikes during lunch

Feb 25, 2013: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between India and Australia in Chennai

Brydon Coverdale

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

Spinners put India on verge of win

Feb 25, 2013: Showing enough good sense to put his more experienced team-mates to considerable shame, Moises Henriques granted Australia a stay of execution and a narrow lead after four days of the first Test in Chennai

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Kohli lauds Dhoni special

Feb 24, 2013: Asked whether No. 6 was an ideal batting position for Dhoni going into the future, Virat Kohli said it "might be the trick that will work with the batting order for us"

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

More spinners is not the solution

Feb 24, 2013: It is easy to suggest that this Test slipped from Australia's grasp because they chose only one spinner. The truth is that nobody, fast or slow, could stop MS Dhoni on a day like this.

Brydon Coverdale
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