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India v Australia, 2009-10

Jul 1, 2010: Wisden's review of India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 2009-10

Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Brisbane

Gayle not surprised by lack of interest in Tests

Nov 24, 2009: Chris Gayle may not have been preparing to dance on the grave of Test cricket, as was the case in England earlier this year, but neither was he moved to defend it

Alex Brown

Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Brisbane

Jet-lagged Gayle confirmed for Test

Nov 24, 2009: Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, arrived in Brisbane on Wednesday morning and declared himself "mentally prepared" to play the first Test against Australia, beginning at the Gabba on Thursday

Alex Brown

Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Brisbane

Jet-lagged Gayle to decide whether to play

Nov 24, 2009: West Indies' interim coach, Dave Williams, is "almost sure" Chris Gayle will be available to play the first Test against Australia at the Gabba from Thursday

Alex Brown

Sri Lanka took their foot off the gas

Nov 22, 2009: There was a noticeable lack of intent from the visitors, especially on the third evening and fourth morning

Russel Arnold

Good on Dravid and Mahela, pity about the pitch

Nov 21, 2009: People come hoping to see a result, which is why flat pitches aren't doing Test cricket's cause any good

Sourav Ganguly

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test

Dead pitches killing Tests in India

Nov 20, 2009: Why mouth platitudes about the sanctity of Test cricket when matches are played on pitches designed to drag the game off to the post-mortem table?

Dileep Premachandran

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 5th day

Sri Lanka count positives in bruising draw

Nov 20, 2009: The performance of the fast bowlers, neither of whom are first-choice picks, will hearten Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 5th day

Is Murali losing his touch?

Nov 20, 2009: Muttiah Muralitharan has been Sri Lanka's go-to man for several years now, but over the last three years his numbers have declined quite dramatically

S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 5th day

Tendulkar, Gambhir, dead pitch frustrate Sri Lanka

Nov 20, 2009: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, and a dead Ahmedabad pitch (21 wickets and seven centuries in five days) put paid to Sri Lanka's dream of a first Test win in India

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 4th day

Gutsy Gambhir holds India's fortunes

Nov 19, 2009: On form, Gambhir is India's most bankable batsman. Mohali, Napier and Wellington are milestones in his career that indicate the calming influence he has had over the last 15 months

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 4th day

Many lows for India

Nov 19, 2009: Stats highlights from the fourth day's play between India and Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 4th day

Gambhir keeps Sri Lanka at bay

Nov 19, 2009: Sri Lanka gave themselves a minimum of 134 overs and an ample cushion of runs to try and register their first Test win in India, but the Ahmedabad pitch got deader and deader every passing minute

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

Muddled thinking costs India

Nov 18, 2009: India lacked clarity in their thought process, and the Jayawardenes - Mahela and Prasanna - took full toll

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

Classy Mahela Jayawardene leaves India clueless

Nov 18, 2009: Mahela Jayawardene was a beautiful batsman to watch, one capable of playing every stroke in the book with real elegance. What he lacked, perhaps, was the touch of steel, that ability to put the boot in when on top of his game

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

Jayawardene double flattens India

Nov 18, 2009: Mahela Jayawardene ground the Indian bowlers into Ahmedabad dust, almost ruling out a defeat for Sri Lanka

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

A dashing yet different Dilshan

Nov 17, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan's century was a calibrated effort that shaped Sri Lanka's fighting reply to India's large total

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

'Game's pretty even' - Gary Kirsten

Nov 17, 2009: Gary Kirsten wasn't about to push any panic buttons after a poor day, though he admitted that a slightly more vigorous wag from the tail would have been handy

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

Dilshan ton leads confident Sri Lankan reply

Nov 17, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan became the first Sri Lankan to score a century in India since 1997 as the visitors finished the second day with the upper hand

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Dravid's highest score in a day

Nov 16, 2009: Stats highlights from the first day's play between India and Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad

Siddhartha Talya
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