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Allrounders Inc

Oct 31, 2008: Bowlers who can bat? We've got them, and plenty more, in our look back at the highlights of the on-field action from October

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Give it to the keeper

Oct 26, 2008: Why India should seriously consider retaining Dhoni as captain for the rest of the series, whether Kumble plays or not

Ian Chappell

Regular service

Oct 16, 2008: Bangalore provided good cricket but not much to take the breath away. Will Mohali be different?

Peter Roebuck

Australia in India 2008-09

Kumble slams media sensationalism

Oct 15, 2008: Anil Kumble has hit out at the media's "uncharitable" comments on his fitness, calls for retirement, and his performance as a player and captain

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Australia in India 2008-09

The tweak link

Oct 14, 2008: Cameron White was worn out and relieved at the end of his first Test. There had been no embarrassing two-bounce deliveries or savage treatment from the India batsmen, and he had proved to the team he would be of use during the remaining three matches

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

Kumble confident of shoulder recovery

Oct 13, 2008: Anil Kumble has said he is confident of recovering from a shoulder injury in time for the second Test against Australia which begins on October 17 in Mohali

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

Uncharacteristic Tendulkar and Laxman save the day

Oct 13, 2008: Tendulkar and Laxman's contributions helped India save the Test and will rank among their more significant

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

Ponting happy with rookies' performances

Oct 13, 2008: Though Cameron White took only one wicket in the Test, Ricky Ponting spotted plenty of promising signs

Ali Cook

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

'Australia can't take 20 wickets' - Zaheer

Oct 13, 2008: Zaheer Khan produced a Man-of-the-Match performance in Bangalore before saving his most vicious delivery for after the game. Not satisfied with his all-round efforts, Zaheer attacked Australia's bowlers for being ineffective throughout the opening contest

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

India avoid Sydney repeat

Oct 13, 2008: India's record at saving games on the final day is pretty undistinguished but Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman buckled down to take India to safety

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Plays of the day

Pain and no gain

Oct 13, 2008: Plays of the day for the fifth day of the first Test between India and Australia

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

Solid India hold on for draw

Oct 13, 2008: Five days on a cracking pitch could not separate Australia and India, who will head to Mohali for Friday's second Test at 0-0 after playing out a draw in Bangalore

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

India's chance to pass fourth-innings test

Oct 12, 2008: India's batsmen have an opportunity to slay a demon: batting to save a Test. It's their third opportunity to pass such an examination in 2008. They would want to forget the first two efforts

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

Watson soaks up Test cricket

Oct 12, 2008: After Simon Katich had crawled to 34 off 140 balls, Watson and Haddin lifted the tempo so quickly it started to feel like a one-day game. As stumps approached they became more cautious, showing maturity after the bursts of high-energy

Ali Cook

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

Once upon a series

Oct 12, 2008: The Australian approach on the fourth day may have been negative or pointless to some but it was clear that lessons had been learnt from the debacles at Kolkata [2001] and Adelaide [2003]

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

An 'extra' worry for Australia

Oct 12, 2008: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between India and Australia

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

India fight but Australia hold firm

Oct 12, 2008: Australia's cricket on the fourth day was not pretty but the final result - a 263-run lead - was a fine outcome on a day when India harassed them intensely in all aspects of the game

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Defence doesn't pay

Oct 12, 2008: India's containment tactics in Bangalore were inexplicable - especially from a bowler captain such as Anil Kumble

Ian Chappell

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

'We expected the semi-defensive fields' - Dravid

Oct 11, 2008: Rahul Dravid has said the strategic field placements Ricky Ponting used were not a surprise - the Australians had adopted a similar "semi-defensive" approach in 2004

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

Footwork tweak helped Johnson

Oct 11, 2008: Mitchell Johnson has said a change in foot direction helped him find the accuracy that led to his outstanding performance against India

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