It was India's game to win after the first innings of the first Test, with the bowlers restricting Australia to 191 before collapsing to their lowest ever Test total, courtesy Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. Missed the carnage? Here's a blow-by-blow. How bad was it? Well, not a single Indian batsman made it to double figures - and Steven Lynch knows how often that's happened before. Sidharth Monga, though, says you can't really fault India - there's little they could do in the face of such flawless fast bowling.
Pakistan lost the T20I series against New Zealand 2-1, but the blitz by Rizwan, who was previously considered unsuited to T20, took the tourists to one of their best-ever T20I wins and the fourth-highest successful chase in the format.
South Africa will be looking for some Christmas cheer at home but they might not find it, says Andrew Fidel Fernando. They have met Sri Lanka four times in Tests since 2018 - and Sri Lanka have won all four matches. The Proteas are pumping their side with some new blood - seven newcomers are expected to be given chances in the two Tests; Firdose Moonda profiles the young 'uns. For South Africa, is Aiden Markram ready to repay their faith?
The 2021 edition, though, scheduled for April-May, will have the same eight teams as this year given the short lead time.
With Virat Kohli on paternity leave, Rahane takes over the Test captaincy at a difficult time for India. Sidharth Monga has a take.
For Australia, Matthew Wade and Cameron Green showed glimpses of their potential but not for long, given India's abbreviated innings in Adelaide. Wade will be after a strong display either to hang on to his opener's spot or return to the middle-order berth currently occupied by Green, says Daniel Brettig. One person who has hit his stride and shows no signs of slowing down is Australia captain Tim Paine, who has defied the gloveman's curse that afflicts wicketkeeper-batsmen in their mid-thirties. Paine, though, only seems to be improving.
As incidences of concussion grow in cricket, Ian Chappell says the focus needs to shift from the concussion-sub debate to batting technique.
Daniel Brettig has a long year-end chat with the Cricket Australia chairman about the dramas of 2020, the new ICC chair, future of Test cricket, the BBL, succession issues and the rapidly changing media landscape.
In our new series, Wish I'd Done That, the former England fast bowler talks about a performance from history he'd like to have against his name.
This month's photo feature looks at how spectators have spilled onto the field of play over the years.
Mahmudullah's star turn with the bat gave the Bangabandhu cup to the Gemcons Khulna in the final last week. Performance analyst Chandrasekaran helped him get there by making minor tweaks that brought immediate results. Mohammad Isam tells the story.