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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

India VS Australia 2013: News

Sachin Tendulkar schools speed guns against Australia

Sachin Tendulkar didn't disappoint his legion of fans, playing a masterly hand of 71 not out to pull India out of the woods on the second day of the first Test on Saturday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Superb double ton by Dhoni, India take control of 1st Test

MS Dhoni gave an exhibition of blistering strokeplay to hit a career-best undefeated 206 and Virat Kohli cracked 107 as India rode on the captain's batting brilliance to gain control of the first Test against Australia. SCOREBOARD

Looking to tame with spin

There was uneven bounce. The ball kept low, there was reverse swing too. The MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch offered enough assistance for pacers and spinners as well. MVL Manikantan reports.

Cool captain turns heat on Aussies

There isn't a more stressful job in the cricket world than captaining India. But Dhoni has continued to amaze the way he has managed to keep his mind uncluttered by the pressures of the job when it comes to focusing on his own performance. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Chennai Test: Australia take first Test into fifth day

Doughty rear-guard action by the Australians took the first cricket Test into the fifth day with the visitors leading India by 40 runs with a wicket in hand at the end of the fourth day in Chennai today. Scorecard

Dhoni breaks Sachin's record of highest score by skipper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni today surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of highest individual Test score by an Indian captain en route his majestic 224 against Australia in the first cricket Test.

India leave Australia in a spin

When the two captains chose contrasting bowling combinations, the main point of interest was who has got it wrong? Pace helps but the spin back-up is more important - Clarke will agree after the first Test. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

India beat Australia by eight wickets in Chennai Test

India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series in Chennai today with their spinners taking all the 20 wickets for only the third time in their Test history. Scorecard

I never ever dreamt of scoring double century: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today modest in admitting that he never dreamt of playing for the country, leave aside scoring a double hundred in Test cricket ever in his career.

Board's confidence will spur Dhoni's performance: Gavaskar

Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become more assertive and added that the faith shown on him by the Board and the selectors will spur him to do better.

In a quandary over spin options

Having watched the copious turn afforded by the Chennai pitch, skipper Michael Clarke can assume the track for the second Test in Hyderabad would be similar. This opens up a debate whether Australia should persist with pace or pick one of the other spinners. MVL Manikantan reports.

Dhoni has dealt body blow to Australian confidence

The most satisfying cricket victories are when a team not only defeats the opponent but also establishes a psychological advantage that has the potential to produce even more favourable results later in the series. Ian Chappell writes.

Dazed Aussies grapple with Dhoni hangover

From Australia captain's comments at the presentation ceremony and the media conference later, it was obvious MS Dhoni's influence on the match was playing on his mind. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Atop the pecking order |
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India, Australia teams arrive in Hyderabad for 2nd Test

The cricket teams of India and Australia arrived in Hyderbad amid tight security today for the second Test to be played from March 2. The teams would start their practice from Thursday.

Injured Australian pacer Bird ruled out of India Test series

Injured Australian speedster Jackson Bird has been ruled out of the remaining three Test matches against India due to a bone stress injury on his back sustained during the first warm-up game of the ongoing series.
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