Australia's performance in the Mohali Test has been both heartening and deeply worrying, writes Malcolm Knox in the BackPageLead. While they have shown a promising resilience, a lack of planning, and persistence with a batting line-up in their mid-30s could come back to haunt them.

In recent lost series, such as the 2009 Ashes, it has only taken one bad session to undo Australia. Andrew Flintoff at Lord’s and Stuart Broad at The Oval pretty much stole the urn with two spells. This was very uncharacteristic of a contemporary Australian team, and the most concerning feature of their defeat

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