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459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Exceptional Australia

Steve Waugh said that it would take some exceptional cricket to win this series, and at the Adelaide Oval, his batsmen went a long way towards fulfilling that prediction with a dominant performance that produced 400 runs in a day

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

'Rahul batted like god,' says Sourav

Asked to rate his innings a couple of days ago, Rahul Dravid had responded with the realism that is a feature of his persona

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Rahul Dravid, German sedan

Petrus Staphanus de Villiers - Fanie to most - produced an indefatigable spell of 6 for 43 and was the man of the moment the last time Australia went behind in a home Test series

459dThe Wisden Bulletin by S Rajesh

Dravid's heroics topple Australia

Rahul Dravid held India's run-chase together, and with VVS Laxman providing the much-needed impetus to the innings, India were on the threshold of a magnificent win

459dThe Wisden Bulletin

Dravid heroics topple Australia

Rahul Dravid turned in his second heroic innings of the match, as India etched out a magnificent four-wicket victory at the Adelaide Oval to go 1-0 up in the four-Test series - the first time since 1993-94 that Australia trailed in a home series

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

'Rahul batted like god,' says Sourav

Asked to rate his innings a couple of days ago, Rahul Dravid had responded with the realism that is a feature of his persona

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Rahul Dravid, German sedan

Petrus Stephanus de Villiers - Fanie to most - produced an indefatigable spell of 6 for 43 and was the man of the moment the last time Australia went behind in a home Test series

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'The best Indian side ever' - Wadekar

As India notched up the winning runs, Nagraj Gollapudi spoke to a few former Indian players who have been part of Indian teams winning abroad - either in Tests or significant one-day international tournaments

459dThe Wisden Bulletin by S Rajesh

Agarkar five-for puts India on top

An inspired performance in the field by India, and some careless batting by the Australian top order, left the second Test at the Adelaide Oval intriguingly poised, as Australia were bowled out for 196 in their second innings

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

No excuses, says Buchanan

In the beautiful words of Peter Roebuck, Waugh's Australians have played cricket by their own lights

459dThe Wisden Bulletin

Agarkar five-for wrecks Australia

An inspired performance in the field by India, and some careless batting by the Australian top order, left the second Test at the Adelaide Oval intriguingly poised, as Australia were bowled out for 196 in their second innings

459dRahul Bhatia

Agarkar's finest moment

A little more than five years after his debut, Ajit Agarkar picked up his first five-wicket haul in any form of international cricket

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Bombay Duck sickens Australia

It's almost five years since Australia lost a Test match of any consequence on home soil, testament to their dominance and a damning indictment of teams who have come here having thrown in the towel somewhere over the Indian Ocean or Straits of

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

No excuses, says Buchanan

In the beautiful words of Peter Roebuck, Waugh's Australians have played cricket by their own lights

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Bombay Duck sickens Australia

It's almost five years since Australia lost a Test match of any consequence on home soil, testament to their dominance and a damning indictment of teams who have come here having thrown in the towel somewhere over the Indian Ocean or Straits of

459dSambit Bal at the Adelaide Oval

The Swami Army invades Adelaide

There are about 70 of them in a crowd of 17,000, but take my word for it, they have been raising a storm

459dRahul Bhattacharya

Like an uprising

India do not play cricket at their own levels

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Ghost of Kolkata past

When Ricky Ponting was asked yesterday evening if the sight of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman putting together a partnership brought back uncomfortable memories of Kolkata 2001, he smiled his impish smile and said, 'I didn't want to think of that.' This

459dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan

Gillespie digs it in

The statistics behind Jason Gillespie's bowling strategy and Rahul Dravid's on-side dominance

459dThe Wisden Bulletin by S Rajesh

Dravid steals the show

Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman dug deep and defied the Australian bowlers to give India hope in the second Test at Adelaide

459dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan

Gillespie digs it in

The statistics behind Jason Gillespie's bowling strategy and Rahul Dravid's on-side dominance

459dSambit Bal at the Adelaide Oval

A celebration of orthodoxy

To the second-last ball of the third day's play, Rahul Dravid played a checked straight-drive and sprinted expectantly

459dRahul Bhatia

Making best use of the pitch

When Australia's bowlers came out, you could tell what the plan was:bowl a good length just outside off stump, and the ball would do therest

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Keeping the faith

One word best describes Australia's modern-day cricket tradition: faith

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Keeping the faith

One word best describes Australia's modern-day cricket tradition: faith

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

In the shadow of a colossus

Just after Rahul Dravid had square-driven Brad Williams for his first four, Shane Warne took his eyes off the television set on which he has been following golf, and bellowed, as if to exhort Steve Waugh, "come on, bring on Stuart MacGill." There

459dWisden Stats

Making best use of the pitch

When Australia's bowlers came out, you could tell what the plan was: bowl a good length just outside off stump, and the ball would do the rest

459dWisden Cricinfo staff

Sticking to a plan

Andy Bichel thanked the selectors for their faith, and said that sticking to a plan had helped him achieve breakthroughs against India, as they set off in pursuit of a mammoth Australian total of 556

459dDileep Premachandran

Jenner was 'very helpful' - Kumble

Anil Kumble said that a meeting with Terry Jenner, arranged by Shane Warne, had been 'very helpful' after he picked up five wickets on the second day at the Adelaide Oval

459dSambit Bal in Adelaide

In the shadow of a colossus

Just after Rahul Dravid had square-driven Brad Williams for his first four, Shane Warne took his eyes off the television set on which he has been following golf, and bellowed, as if to exhort Steve Waugh, "come on, bring on Stuart MacGill." There

459dSambit Bal at the Adelaide Oval

The burden of being Tendulkar

One of the misfortunes of greatness is that it has to bear greater scrutiny and harsher examination

459dWisden Cricinfo staff

'I don't care about ratings' - Ponting

Ricky Ponting pronounced himself "pretty happy" with the way in which he played on the opening day at the Adelaide Oval, though he admitted that Sehwag's dropped catch at gully - when he had made just 17 - was "a big let-off"

459dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Ghost of Kolkata past

When Ricky Ponting was asked yesterday evening if the sight of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman putting together a partnership brought back uncomfortable memories of Kolkata 2001, he smiled his impish smile and said, 'I didn't want to think of that.' This