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IND beat AUS by 6 wickets

Australia in India Series 2013 Straight Drive

Strange Homecoming For David Warner

As a key member of the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL for the past 5  seasons, Kotla is home to Warner, it is a ground he knows almost as well as Virat or Ishant.

Cheteshwar Pujara's success a lesson for selectors

Instead of debating whether, or how closely, Pujara is related to Dravid in cricket terms what must catch our attention is the larger lesson from Pujara's success.

Australia have themselves to blame

A cocktail of inexperience and incompetence has put Australia in the sorry space they are in. They arrived India having lost top players through retirement and injury, a team in transition, but still full of typical Aussie cockiness. Experts thought the side was underdone and underprepared but such suggestions were brushed aside.

Can India win on a normal pitch?

Any unbiased analysis of the test would confirm Chennai was decided by the pitch more than anything else. On day one, it resembled a fifth day surface and by the fourth it was a deadly minefield, more like a long jump pit which provided steeling bounce and extraordinary turn. Australia's second innings lasted 93 overs, and India's new ball spearhead Ishant Sharma bowled a mere 3 of those.

Gambhir dismissed by a no ball

The word going round is the selectors want to give Gambhir a message to take more responsibility, that he is expected to step up and fill the gap left by Dravid and Laxman.

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  • Amrit Mathur

    Cricket administrator, Team India manager, Columnist and now Advisor to GMR Sports (Owners of Delhi Daredevils), Mr Amrit Mathur has donned various hats effortlessly.

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