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Day 5

368dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

A genuine fight, but more pain for Australia

Australia batted more balls in this Test match than India, a simple but clear indicator that they really did try their very hardest in the face of big challenges

368dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Paine adamant about finger, less sure on DRS

The Australia captain insisted there was no damage after he took a blow while batting and also offered support to Mitchell Starc ahead of the Perth Test

368dESPNcricinfo staff

'Brought back memories of 2003'

The reactions on Twitter following an enthralling final day in Adelaide, where India took a 1-0 lead in the series

Day 4

369dESPNcricinfo staff

Should Finch have been saved twice?

The Australia opener was saved by a no-ball before he'd scored - after calling for the DRS - but opted against a review moments before tea

369dSidharth Monga in Adelaide

Cheteshwar Pujara kicks away Nathan Lyon's threat

The threat of the offspinner's overspin and bounce was magnified by the rough outside off stump, but India's No. 3 found an unusual and highly effective way to deal with it

Day 3

370dSidharth Monga in Adelaide

Toss advantage > home advantage?

India have had a rough year trying to dismiss tails, but how much of a difference did batting first make in Adelaide? Quite significant

Day 2

371dSidharth Monga in Adelaide

Ashwin reminds the world of his worth

If he takes 11 more wickets by the time Perth is done, he will be the joint-fastest to the 350 mark. Yet Ashwin's Test record bears a big asterisk, only because of perceptions around his work away from home

Day 1

372dSidharth Monga in Adelaide

The Commandment of Che

Playing shots is not the only way to be positive. Cheteshwar Pujara has shown that to keep his side alive in the Adelaide Test

372dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Starc rediscovers his 2015 World Cup swing

Making tweaks to stay more upright while bowling has been central to the pacer finding form of old, work he has done in combination with bowling coach David Saker


Australia 4th innings Partnerships

1st28AJ FinchMS Harris
2nd16UT KhawajaMS Harris
3rd16SE MarshUT Khawaja
4th24SE MarshPSP Handscomb
5th31SE MarshTM Head
6th41SE MarshTD Paine
7th31TD PainePJ Cummins
8th41MA StarcPJ Cummins
9th31NM LyonPJ Cummins
10th32NM LyonJR Hazlewood