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Australia head west and into the unknown for second Test against India | Geoff Lemon

The series moves to Perth and a new Test venue with plenty of local influence in the home team “A good South Australian question,” laughed Justin Langer at Adelaide airport when local journalists finished his departure press conference on the topics of…

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The classic Test match Australia never deserved to win… and didn’t | Geoff Lemon

It was tight at Adelaide Oval but had Australia miraculously made 31 more runs, it would have been an injusticeThere can come a point in cricket matches when people start believing the impossible. When the ones in offices who don’t care about sport fin…

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Resistance ends as India secure rare victory on Australian soil in first Test

India 250 & 307; Australia 235 & 291 | India win by 31 runsIndia win Test series opener in Australia for first time India recorded their first Test win in Australia since 2008, with a tense 31-run victory at Adelaide Oval putting the tourists i…

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Australia v India: first Test, day five – live!

Updates from the final day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.05pm GMT Gold coin donation to get into Adelaide Oval today. So if you’re in the area, you know what to do. 11.01pm GMT How have you found the telly? Four days …

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Australia face near impossible first Test task as hopes rest on Marsh

Australia 104-4 chase 323 for victoryPujara 71 and Rahane 70 steer India to 307 in second inningsAustralian cricket’s whipping boy Shaun Marsh shapes as his side’s best hope of winning the first Test against India which history – and conventional wisdo…

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Australia v India: first Test, day four – live!

Updates from the fourth day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.09pm GMT “Tell me it’s not raining in Adelaide,” urges ArthurshireCC. “And tell me Pat Cummins arrived at the ground burning with controlled aggression and stee…

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Kohli booed as India build 166-run lead

India 151-3 at stumps on day threeVirat Kohli made 34 before falling victim to LyonBooed to the crease by some Australian fans at Adelaide Oval, Indian captain Virat Kohli settled in style before falling to Nathan Lyon late on a rain-hit third day of t…

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Australia v India: first Test, day three – live!

Updates from the third day of play in AdelaideDay two report: India hold advantage as Australia collapse around HeadAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 6.11am GMT Thank you very much Mr Lemon, the hairiest of all the citrus fruits. Time o…

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Bring back Daddles: the hidden victim of Test cricket’s broadcast wars

When cricket moved from the Nine network after four decades, fans lost an icon of the gameIt’s a sight burned into the memory of every Australian cricket lover. As a batsman trudges back to the pavilion after being dismissed for nought, a little cartoo…

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India hold advantage as valiant Head fails to mask Australian batting failures

Unbeaten Travis Head holds key as hosts end 59 behind on 191-7Shaun Marsh under pressure after cheap dismissal in AdelaideDay two of the second Test – as it happenedAustralia missed a golden chance to hammer home their ascendancy despite hometown hero …

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Australia v India: first Test, day two – live!

Updates from the second day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.35pm GMT Crowd spin. Yesterday, 23,802 fans were in Adelaide Oval, way down on the day-night equivalents. Kevin Roberts, CA’s new chief exec, is on SEN radio no…

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Fox edges Seven as Test cricket on Australian TV enters brave new era | Matt Cleary

Blokey banter was minimal and one can only assume there has been word from on highAnd so begins another summer of cricket and the nation can indulge in one of our favourite pastimes – bagging the TV commentary. Who you can’t stand, who you can, and who…

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Cheteshwar Pujara spares India blushes on day one of first Test against Australia

India win toss and make 250-9 (87.5 overs)Pujara hits 16th Test century as teammates fail with batAustralia silenced Virat Kolhi and every member of India’s star-studded top order bar Cheteshwar Pujara, who fought back fastidiously with an impressive c…

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Australia v India: first Test, day one – live!

Updates from the first day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 12.11am GMT Loose from the opener, trying to flay the final ball of Hazlewood’s first over through the cover but edging into the safe hands of Aaron Finch at third …

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Australia v India: first Test, day one – live!

Updates from the first day of play in AdelaideAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 12.11am GMT Loose from the opener, trying to flay the final ball of Hazlewood’s first over through the cover but edging into the safe hands of Aaron Finch at third …

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Combative Virat Kohli set to provide sound of Australian summer

The India captain has been the centre of attention since arriving in Adelaide, his favourite ground away from homeIn 2018, Australian cricket was all about the image. The incriminating close-up of Cameron Bancroft’s sandpaper fingers at Newlands was a …

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Combative Virat Kohli set to provide sound of Australian summer

The India captain has been the centre of attention since arriving in Adelaide, his favourite ground away from homeIn 2018, Australian cricket was all about the image. The incriminating close-up of Cameron Bancroft’s sandpaper fingers at Newlands was a …

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Australia drop Mitchell Marsh for first Test against India

Peter Handscomb recalled in favour of vice-captain Opener Marcus Harris to make Test debut in AdelaideAustralia have dropped vice-captain Mitch Marsh for the first Test against India in Adelaide, recalling Peter Handscomb in place of the oft-maligned a…

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India opener Prithvi Shaw in Australia Test series injury scare

19-year-old rolls ankle on boundary at SCGFirst Test starts at Adelaide Oval on ThursdayYoung Indian opener Prithvi Shaw is in doubt for the first Test against Australia after being carried off the SCG for what appears to be a serious ankle injury.Shaw…

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Michael Clarke hits out over ball tampering blame claim

Former captain calls Gerard Whateley a ‘coward’Journalist had connected cultural issues to ex-captainMichael Clarke has doubled down on his spray at the prominent sports journalist, Gerard Whateley, after the former Australian Test captain refuted crit…