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Day 5

737dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Pujara sets up seven-wicket triumph for India

Cheteshwar Pujara has not been part of India's rise to the No. 1 Test ranking but he could help determine how long they stay there, after his outstanding 72 on debut set up a seven-wicket win

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Give Tests to venues that care - Dhoni

MS Dhoni has asked for Tests to be played at venues that have a history of supporting Test cricket with big attendances

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Ponting rues batting lapses

Ricky Ponting has rued his team's batting lapses in the second innings of each Test which cost Australia the series

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Warne blasts Ponting's fields for Hauritz

Shane Warne has angrily rejected the tactics of Ricky Ponting for Nathan Hauritz on the final day of the second Test via a short blast on Twitter

737dSidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Dhoni praises bowlers for clean sweep

MS Dhoni was full of praise for his bowlers, and the way his side showed character despite injuries to key players, following India's clean sweep of Australia in the two-Test series

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A boy with a clear mind and crisp shots

Promoted to a high-pressure role on debut, Cheteshwar Pujara showed he realised the responsibilities of Test cricket and enjoyed them

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Tendulkar claims top spot in ICC Test ratings

Sachin Tendulkar has surged to the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, for the first time since 2002, following a prolific run of form, culminating in his performance in the Bangalore Test

Day 4

737dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

India on top, but Ponting keeps Australia alive

India is the only country in which Ricky Ponting has not won a Test as captain and despite the best efforts of Ponting the batsman, he needs something special from his bowlers to end that record on Wednesday

737dSidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Ponting counters Indian dominance, again

India seemed to get everything right on an action-packed fourth day but the Australia captain ensured his bowlers were in with a chance

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George hopes to build on nervous start

It would be sensible not to judge Peter George on the basis of this one performance, but after coming through when his team needed him most, he'll certainly feel less of an outsider

Day 3

737dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Tendulkar's 49th century grinds Australia down

Only a man blessed with immense powers of endurance could sustain a 20-year Test career and Sachin Tendulkar displayed exactly that quality on a day of Indian dominance in Bangalore

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Patient Vijay scripts a lead role for himself

In his few Test appearances before Bangalore, M Vijay had largely been restricted to playing Virender Sehwag's sidekick, but today he carved a bigger role to remember him by

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Flat Hauritz adds to Australia's woes

After enjoying success against mediocre batting line-ups during the last home summer, the offspinner's limitations have been ruthlessly exposed by India

Day 2

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Sehwag undone by well-laid plan

Ben Hilfenhaus, the most skilled of the Australian bowlers, out-thought the most destructive batsman in world cricket

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Tendulkar better than ever

Sachin Tendulkar has been in awesome form in 2010, and the journey from 13,000 to 14,000 runs has taken him the fewest number of innings

Day 1

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'We're happy with the score' - Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, as optimistic and positive a soul as any in the Indian dressing room, looked on the bright side after the day's play

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Determined Ponting left disappointed

The Australia captain displayed great concentration in an innings that promised to put his team in a dominant position, but he failed to sustain it


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The master decision-maker

Tendulkar's ability to assess risk and stay aware of every little detail are the cornerstones of his art

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The day Pujara seized his chance

In the last innings of the Bangalore Test, a 22-year-old walked out instead of Rahul Dravid - and made sure he gave those watching plenty to talk about

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Warne texts Ponting to explain Twitter comments

Shane Warne has smoothed over a potential rift with Ricky Ponting after he criticised the Australian captain's field placements for the spinner Nathan Hauritz on Wednesday

737dSidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Bollinger almost certain to miss Bangalore Test

Doug Bollinger is almost certain to miss the Bangalore Test after he didn't bowl in any of Australia's two training sessions leading up to the match

737dSidharth Monga at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Ponting searches for elusive Indian success

In what could possibly be his last Test in India, the Australia captain has a chance to set things right in his team's most successful venue in the country

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I complicated things in Mohali - Hauritz

Nathan Hauritz has admitted he had lost the right to bowl in the second session of the fifth day, after an unthreatening spell before the break when he tried to experiment with his lines

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Australia will come back strong - Dhoni

While much has been said about the scars sustained by Australia who lost a match it should have won, MS Dhon, who has now led India to victory in 11 of 16 Tests, was taking nothing for granted

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st17V SehwagM Vijay
2nd72CA PujaraM Vijay
3rd57SR TendulkarCA Pujara
4th61SR TendulkarR Dravid