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Smith: "We have the momentum"

Smith: "We have the momentum"

Australian captain Steve Smith says the momentum is with his side after drawing with India to send the series to a deciding Test. 21 Mar 2017
India claws back: Day Four report

India claws back: Day Four report

The start of the day saw Australia looking to wrap up the last four wickets of India’s first innings. By tea there was even a bit of drizzle in the air and the overhead dullness must have been soaking into the Australians who hadn’t been able to take a single wicket in two sessions. 20 Mar 2017
Pat's job done and done well...

Pat's job done and done well...

Like so many other days in this fascinating series, the third day of the Ranchi Test looked as though it could be another highly contested tussle – and so it proved. 19 Mar 2017
No surrender, Captain Smith

No surrender, Captain Smith

Steve Smith played another superb innings for Australia to lead his team to a substantial first innings total of 451 in the Ranchi Test. 18 Mar 2017
Smith and Maxwell lead Aussie charge

Smith and Maxwell lead Aussie charge

Steve Smith had done exactly what his side had wanted at the start of the Test, he’d won the toss and decided to bat. 17 Mar 2017
The return of Pat Cummins, finally

The return of Pat Cummins, finally

Almost six years after a brilliant and memorable debut, the talented NSW paceman gets to play his second career Test. 16 Mar 2017
Australia and India told to put on a showpiece Test

Australia and India told to put on a showpiece Test

The JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi has never held a Test match before...but internationally, it is probably best known as the home of former Indian captain MS Dhoni. 15 Mar 2017
Why is batting so hard in India?

Why is batting so hard in India?

After watching the Australian top order scorch scoreboards at home, our batsmen are yet again dragged down by subcontinental gravity. How come? 15 Mar 2017
Clarke slams Smith's DRS "brain fade"

Clarke slams Smith's DRS "brain fade"

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke is concerned Australia are using DRS incorrectly after Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb controversially appeared to look to the dressing room during the second Test against India. 8 Mar 2017
Smith admits to DRS "brain fade"

Smith admits to DRS "brain fade"

India managed to fight back having been dismissed for 189 in their first innings but not before the result tipped towards one team and then the other on several occasions. 8 Mar 2017
Aussies primed for victory in India

Aussies primed for victory in India

India was bowled out for 274 just before lunch on the fourth day of the Test in Bangalore setting Australia 188 runs to win the second Test and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. 7 Mar 2017
India claim Third Day

India claim Third Day

India fought their way back into the series by winning two of the three sessions but Australia took the middle one proving that they weren’t going to let go of their initial hold on the series easily. 7 Mar 2017
Renshaw in charge at Bangalore

Renshaw in charge at Bangalore

For Australia, the second day of the Bangalore Test was all about ensuring that the good work of the bowlers and in particular, Nathan Lyon, having dismissed India for 189, was not undone by a poor batting display. 6 Mar 2017
India v Australia Day One: Spinners are winners

India v Australia Day One: Spinners are winners

When the series began, it was expected the spin twins of Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja would cause havoc – and that there was little chance the opposition batsmen would be able to keep them out. 5 Mar 2017
Can India really bounce back?

Can India really bounce back?

The 333 run win by Australia in the First Test of the four match series in Pune last week has brought added interest to the Second Test in Bangalore. 4 Mar 2017
Renshaw laughs off 'code brown'

Renshaw laughs off 'code brown'

Matt Renshaw has detailed the circumstances surrounding his infamous dash to the toilet on Day One of the Test against India. 24 Feb 2017
Aussies okay at lunch on Day One

Aussies okay at lunch on Day One

Australia went into the last two sessions of the first day’s play in the Pune Test well-placed at 1-84. 23 Feb 2017
Renshaw runs from field with "Delhi Belly"

Renshaw runs from field with "Delhi Belly"

Australian opener Matt Renshaw ran from the field on day one against India with “Delhi Belly”. 23 Feb 2017
Smith & Kohli: The tale of two captains

Smith & Kohli: The tale of two captains

Two outstanding batsmen come together to captain their sides as the four Test series between India and Australia gets underway in Pune today. 23 Feb 2017
Joe Root - the new chum in charge

Joe Root - the new chum in charge

Joe Root has joined his contemporaries of the new breed of batting prodigy – Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith – as captain of his national side. 14 Feb 2017
Aussie Test batsman out with "personal issues"

Aussie Test batsman out with "personal issues"

Nic Maddinson’s sabbatical from cricket continues after he was left out of NSW’s clash with Queensland due to personal issues. 9 Feb 2017