In the Sydney Morning Herald , Peter Roebuck has praise for VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma and the Australian team, which tried its utmost but fell short in the nailbiting match in Mohali
Australia's performance in the Mohali Test has been both heartening and deeply worrying, writes Malcolm Knox in the BackPageLead
In the Hindustan Times , Anand Vasu pays tribute to VVS Laxman after his match-winning knock in the nail-biter against Australia
Leave out Shane Watson's fruitful run at the top and England become favourites to win the Ashes, writes Lawrence Booth in the Wisden Cricketer
The only Australia captain to have lost two Ashes series, though those campaigns sandwiched a 5-0 win at home; the only captain since Clive Lloyd to oversee two World Cup wins; a witness to some of Australia's most heart-breaking defeats, from
Ricky Ponting, in the Australian , reflects on his team's loss in a nail-biter against India in Mohali, one that yet again deprived him of a Test win in the country as captain.
Ricky Ponting entered to jeers and departed to cheers on the first day of the Bangalore Test
In the Australian , Peter Lalor describes how the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, like every other venue in India, erupts whenever Sachin Tendulkar walks out with bat in hand.
In his six-hour association with Sachin Tendulkar, M Vijay, who was five when his partner made his Test debut, probably learnt more about batsmanship, about Test cricket itself than in all his previous matches put together, and you cannot put a price
David Lloyd, writing in the Independent , says Australia's 0-2 defeat at the hands of India lends strength to the theory that Ricky Ponting's team is one on the decline than one in transition