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Test batting performance of the year

The revisionist

Feb 19, 2018: Steven Smith won Australia a Test in Asia when no one gave them a hope of even competing

Brydon Coverdale

Ashes 2017-18

Nine deadly pitches

Jan 30, 2018: The Wanderers has become the ninth full-member pitch to be rated 'poor' or worse since the ICC introduced its pitch and outfield monitoring process

Sidharth Monga


Look ma, it's the Ashes

Jan 4, 2018: Australia had a fair few things to be unhappy about last year, but winning against England made up for all of them

Brydon Coverdale

India home season review

Jadeja voted best player of India's home season

Apr 3, 2017: In ESPNCricinfo's poll on India's 13-Test-long home season, the readers agreed with an expert panel on five of seven questions

ESPNcricinfo staff

Angry India proof that Australia are doing well

Mar 15, 2017: Smith and Co have been on the ball but there are a couple of areas where they can step it up

Brad Haddin

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

'The sweetest victory for us' - Kohli

Mar 7, 2017: The India captain was full of praise for KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane after India's 75-run come-from-behind win in Bengaluru

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bengaluru

Surprise, surprise

Mar 7, 2017: Test cricket does not produce many shock results - but when it does, it's worth the wait

Rob Steen

India's hunger under test

Mar 4, 2017: As Kohli's side look to rebound from the Pune debacle, they will have to improve their technique against spin and their close-in catching

Ian Chappell

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

Pune pitch gets 'poor' rating from ICC match referee

Feb 28, 2017: The pitch used for the first Test between India and Australia in Pune has been given a "poor" rating by the ICC match referee Chris Broad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2017

We shut some people up, but it's one Test win - Starc

Feb 28, 2017: Mitchell Starc has said it was a welcome break to have minimal work to do in Pune, but expects to be involved a lot more in what will be a tough series

Melinda Farrell

The Malaysian-born Test record-holder

Feb 28, 2017: Also: who is the best demolisher of tails, and who "scored" the longest duck?

Steven Lynch

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

How the Pune pitch backfired for India

Feb 26, 2017: Even though the pitches at the MCA Stadium in Pune have usually been flat or have assisted seamers, preparing a rank turner for its Test debut meant there was an accident waiting to happen

Sidharth Monga

Australia in India 2017

How good was Australia's Pune victory?

Feb 26, 2017: There was a high degree of difficulty, but series will tell tale of just how great a Test win Pune was

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

O'Keefe's second-day spell was exceptional - Lehmann

Feb 26, 2017: While Lehmann lauded O'Keefe, who had returns of 6 for 35 in both innings, he was also fulsome in his praise for Nathan Lyon

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

The rabble that won

Feb 25, 2017: It was 4502 days since Australia won a Test in India. Few gave them a chance to do it this time. They responded in style

Melinda Farrell in Pune

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

A mixed-up tale of two captains

Feb 25, 2017: Steven Smith's Australia were supposed to be left distraught by a nightmarish Pune pitch. Virat Kohli's India were supposed to continue on their merry way. That's not what happened

Jarrod Kimber in Pune

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

'How not to bat': Kohli faults batsmen not pitch

Feb 25, 2017: After India's capitulation in Pune, Virat Kohli said that he had not asked for such a pitch but saw nothing wrong with the track

Sidharth Monga in Pune

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

Smith lauds O'Keefe, batsmen for adapting to 'driest surface'

Feb 25, 2017: Australia's win in Pune was so special, captain Steven Smith knew to a day how long it had been since they won a Test in India

Brydon Coverdale

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

India's struggles with reviews, defensive shots

Feb 25, 2017: Key numbers from the first Test, including Steve O'Keefe's control percentage and Australia's scoring pattern against R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

Bharath Seervi and Gaurav Sundararaman

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

A Steven Smith lesson on playing spin

Feb 25, 2017: The second-innings century, which steadily shut India out of the Pune Test, underlined the clarity and flexibility of Steven Smith's plans and his assessment of the conditions and the opposition

Sidharth Monga in Pune
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