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.

We felt that going into this series that we were as well prepared as we have ever been and I think you could see that in the way we played. You saw it in the bodies and the minds of the guys. Last week was as good a feeling I have seen around the group for a long time. I must say that it hasn't evaporated either. There is still a lot of laughter and, more importantly, intent to play good cricket. It is important after having the stuffing knocked out of us that we find a way to respond.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo