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

Back-ups step up

Oct 11, 2008: Australia's back-up brigade, led by the energetic Mitchell Johnson, stepped up with a performance that is promising not just for this match, but the entire series

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Plays of the day

Lee opens up in style

Oct 11, 2008: Plays of the day for the third day of the first Test between India and Australia

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

Harbhajan sparks India fightback

Oct 11, 2008: Harbhajan Singh has a habit of irritating Australia, sometimes with the ball and sometimes with his confident talk. But after Mitchell Johnson's four strikes on the third day seemingly assured the visitors of a big first-innings lead, it was with the bat

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Right rhythm, right time for Zaheer

Oct 10, 2008: Zaheer Khan took his first five-wicket haul in India

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Hussey warns of variable bounce

Oct 10, 2008: Michael Hussey believes it will become increasingly difficult to conquer the tricky surface

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Slips in the field

Oct 10, 2008: The average fielding of this Indian side stood exposed today like an old wound that, with the precise placement and sharp running of the Australian batsmen, bled runs right through

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Australia's MVP

Oct 10, 2008: Michael Hussey must be the most calculating batsman in the game

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Spin twins redundant?

Oct 10, 2008: It's time the selectors started thinking of doing away with outdated traditions. Playing three fast bowlers, and not two spinners, may just herald a new beginning

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Media accreditation row

Reuters resumes tour coverage

Oct 10, 2008: International news agency Reuters has resumed coverage of Australia's tour of India after the BCCI dropped contentious accreditation terms

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Rub of the green for Hussey

Oct 10, 2008: Plays of the day for the second day of the first Test between India and Australia

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

Stubborn Hussey sets challenge for India

Oct 10, 2008: Michael Hussey's 146 ensured an impressive total for Australia on the second day

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

Ponting v Ishant Part II

Oct 9, 2008: India had Australia on the defensive during the first hour but after Ishant was finished, the slowness - in the pitch and in their legs - helped Australia settle

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

Hard work pays off for Ponting

Oct 9, 2008: Ricky Ponting rarely gets too emotional when he reaches a century but even he was particularly excited by his first hundred in India

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

Filling a hole

Oct 9, 2008: Before the game he owned 172 runs in eight Tests in the country; he walked off 49 short of doubling the total

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

Captain rises to the fore

Oct 9, 2008: It's safe to say that those that doubted the calibre of Ricky Ponting will be feeling a touch sheepish this evening

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BCCI restrictions 'unacceptable'

Reuters suspends coverage of Australia tour

Oct 9, 2008: International news agency Reuters has suspended coverage of Australia's series in India as a result of what it called unacceptable conditions imposed by the BCCI

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

Ponting 1 Harbhajan 0

Oct 9, 2008: Plays of the day for the first day of the first Test between India and Australia

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

Ponting century sets up Australia

Oct 9, 2008: Ricky Ponting erased 12 years of doubt over his record in India by striking a defiant century that gave Australia a marginal edge on the opening day in Bangalore

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore

Ponting banks on new-age fielding

Oct 8, 2008: Ricky Ponting leads the brave outlook and wants to use his fresh talent to wear down India's veterans, so they are the ones wilting instead of Australia's new faces

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore

Krejza screams his credentials

Oct 8, 2008: While White, a composed batsman and part-time legspinner, is the safer option in an unenviable choice, Ponting seemed to lean slightly towards Krejza despite his problems in the tour game

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