Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

523dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Zaheer bowls India to record victory

After the tremendous work done over four days, India needed less than a session on the fifth morning to defeat Australia in the second game

523dAli Cook

Australia's stars fail to shine

This result has showed Australia's deficiencies cannot be covered unless a couple of the senior players carry the team, and one of those has to be a bowler.

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Zaheer fined 80% of match fee for send-off

Zaheer pleaded guilty to a Level 2 offence for conduct contrary to the spirit of the game after the dismissal of Matthew Hayden in Australia's second innings on Monday

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Ponting denies problems with Lee

Ricky Ponting has said there is no problem with his relationship with Brett Lee and he expects the struggling strike bowler to be part of the side for the third Test in Delhi next week. Lee and Ponting had a heated exchange on the fourth morning when Lee

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India's winning habit

The second Test at Mohali was a rare happening as the Australians were toyed around and thoroughly dominated by India

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The leader of the pack

When Dhoni was asked about Zaheer's mastery of reverse-swing after theMohali victory, he immediately spoke of the example that he's set foreveryone else

523dS Rajesh

Utterly outclassed

Stats highlights from the second Test between India and Australia in Mohali

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There's something about Dhoni

Twice this year, Dhoni has been told about half an hour before a Test that he will have to lead the side, and twice India have won comprehensively under him

Day 4

523dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

India tighten stranglehold on match

Backed up by a pile of runs - thanks to Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Harbhajan Singh dismissed Australia's openers in a frenetic opening over to leave India on course for victory

523dAli Cook

Australia fail to reverse swing

Australia arrived in India with none of their fast bowlers having played a Test in the country, but they were sure it would not be a problem. It has been worse than that. The lack of impact is on the verge of becoming a series-losing issue

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The slow-profile Australians

Cricinfo presents the plays of the day for day four of the second Test between India and Australia in Mohali

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Nielsen backs aggressive tactics

Australia employed an unsuccessful, wild approach in their second innings because it was the only way the batsmen thought they could survive, said coach Tim Nielsen

Day 3

523dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Mishra's five helps India dominate

Handed a Test debut ahead of Munaf Patel after Anil Kumble was ruled out by injury, Mishra picked up five wickets and spun Australia out for 268, handing India a 201-run lead

523dAli Cook

Watson shows he can be a Test bat

Andrew Symonds' ill-discipline gave Watson the chance to show he could be a fully-fledged international batsman. In his fifth Test, he took it

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'We can chase down anything' - Watson

Shane Watson, the Australian allrounder, has said his team has not given up hope despite being 301 runs behind India after the third day

Day 2

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The happy hooker

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's instinct told him, while he was looking on from the dressing room yesterday, that Australia was there for the taking

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Australia fail to answer hard questions

After a couple of tough days in unforgiving conditions against relentless opponents, two of Australia's most inexperienced players were left to explain the worsening situation

Day 1

523dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

Tendulkar and Ganguly give India the edge

India's batsmen sandwiched a middle-order wobble in the afternoon with excellent batting during the first and third sessions to inch ahead of Australia on the first day in Mohali

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Tendulkar breaks Lara's record

At 2.31pm, on a hot Mohali Friday, Sachin Tendulkar steered Peter Siddle towards the third-man boundary for three runs to break Brian Lara's record for most Test runs

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Tendulkar's mission control

Effortlessly, Sachin Tendulkar brought people back to the actual game, and with Sourav Ganguly's help, India into the match

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Blues of the day

Cricinfo presents the plays of the day for day one of the second Test between India and Australia in Mohali



Give it to the keeper

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

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Allrounders Inc

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

523dAli Cook

Coach complicates Ponting-Lee clash

The on-field dispute between Brett Lee and Ricky Ponting has taken a twist with the coach Tim Nielsen saying a poor over-rate was not the main reason the strike bowler was not used in the first session of the fourth day in Mohali

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'I'm raring to go at the Kotla' - Kumble

Anil Kumble, the Indian Test captain, is confident of returning for the third Test against Australia in Delhi, after sitting out the second game in Mohali due to a shoulder injury

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Ganguly revels in adversity

Sourav Ganguly's game sort of clicks when he has been written off, it sort of clicks when people want him to be seen as the enemy

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Shoulders won't droop, says Clarke

Michael Clarke is certain the mood in this team will remain much brighter than it was during the 2005 Ashes despite the 320-run thrashing in Mohali


A blessing and a curse

Perhaps now, with all the records behind him, Sachin Tendulkar can enjoy a second childhood and bat with something of the insouciance that made Brian Lara so captivating to watch


A tale of two captains

Dhoni thought clearly and led from the front; Ponting was powerless and unsure of both himself and his players

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'We were outplayed' - Ponting

Ricky Ponting accepted that India were the better team in the match but was confident Australia would bounce back in the next Test in Delhi

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

1st49ML HaydenSM Katich
2nd1RT PontingSM Katich
3rd2RT PontingMEK Hussey
4th0RT PontingMJ Clarke
5th6MJ ClarkeSR Watson
6th84BJ HaddinMJ Clarke
7th2MJ ClarkeCL White
8th0B LeeMJ Clarke
9th50MJ ClarkeMG Johnson
10th1MJ ClarkePM Siddle