India vs Australia: Fighting adversities on every front, resilient Mohammed Siraj emerges as find of the tour
Siraj has undoubtedly been the find of the tour. His consistency, skills and ability to outthink the batsmen have been phenomenal this series.
India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur shine, but hosts set challenging target of 328 for visitors
The target is a tricky one and the Indian batsmen would get a fair idea of whether to go for it by lunch on the final day, which is Tuesday. This was after Siraj and Thakur combined to share nine wickets while dismissing Australia for 294 in their second innings.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma loses battle of wits against Nathan Lyon as visitors end Day 2 on backfoot
After Sharma’s dismissal, India didn’t score a run for 32 balls. In hindsight, Sharma was right that if he didn’t take on the bowling then the scoring rate would stagnate. But somewhere there had to be better game awareness.
India vs Australia: Inexperienced visitors fight back but Marnus Labuschagne ton gives hosts edge on Day 1
Australia finished the first day on 274 for five, with Cameron Green on 28 and Tim Paine alongside him on 38 to put the home side marginally in front on a benign Gabba wicket.
India vs Australia: R Ashwin-Hanuma Vihari show, Steve Smith century headline thrilling drawn third Test in Sydney
Check out photos from the drawn third Test between hosts Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which concluded on Monday.
India vs Australia: Can't catch a break, or a ball—Ajinkya Rahane and Co left seeking a Monday Miracle at Sydney
The visitors need to chase down 407 – which would be the third-highest successful chase in Test history – or, more realistically, bat out around 130 overs to leave themselves a chance of winning this series.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane leads fightback as India clinch eight-wicket win over Australia in second Test
Here are the best photos from the second Test between India and Australia at the MCG:
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy, bowlers' show gets hosts out for 195; India 36/1 on Day 1
Bumrah (4/56) and Ashwin (3/35) were the stars but debutant Mohammed Siraj (2/40) also did his bit repaying the faith shown in him with wickets of Marnus Labuschagne (48) and Cameron Green (12) with the old ball.
At the end of the day Ashwin finished with figures of 18-3-55-4. Not only did he take wickets, but he locked down one end which enabled the Indian quicks to skittle the Australian batting.
India vs Australia: Aussie batsmen underestimated R Ashwin, it was their undoing, says Ricky Ponting
Ashwin showcased his class by taking four wickets, including the prized scalp of Steve Smith, as Australia were bowled out for 191 in the first innings on day two of the pink ball Test at the Adelaide Oval.
India vs Australia, Test series preview: Opening dilemmas for both as visitors begin defence of Border-Gavaskar Trophy
A stiffer challenge awaits India as Australia will have the services of Steve Smith and David Warner, who served year-long bans for ball-tampering and missed the 2018/19 series.
India vs Australia: Tim Paine says Steve Smith ready despite stiff back; Cameron Green set to make Test debut
Australia skipper Tim Paine hosed down concerns over the fitness of star batsman Steve Smith ahead of the opening Test with India, and hinted struggling Joe Burns will keep his spot as opener.
India vs Australia: Cameron Green will make Test debut if he's declared fit, says coach Justin Langer
Green, who hit an unbeaten 125 against India A, took a fierce blow to the head when bowling last week after a powerful drive down the wicket by Jasprit Bumrah.
Mark Steketee was named as Conway's concussion replacement for the final two days of the game.
India vs Australia A: All-round Jasprit Bumrah headlines opening day with Australia A bowled out for 108
With his unbeaten 55 off 57 balls, Bumrah was the top-scorer for the visitors, who folded for a disappointing 194 in 48.3 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India vs Australia: Matthew Wade can be makeshift opener for first Test in David Warner's absence, says Michael Clarke
Wade had smashed back-to-back fifties in the last two T20Is against India. However, he has never batted higher than number five in Test cricket though he did open for Australia in 10 ODIs, averaging 30.60 with a highest score of 75.
India vs Australia: Ian Chappell praises Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy style, calls hosts' top order 'biggest concern'
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has found Ajinkya Rahane to be a "fabulous captain" and expects that his "aggressive style" will suit the Indian team which would fancy its chances against a David Warner-less hosts in the first Test in Adelaide from 17 December.
India vs Australia: Cameron Green, Mitchell Swepson named in Australia A squad for pink-ball warm-up game
The 21-year-old Green, who scored an unbeaten 125 for Australia A in their first practice match against India A, will look to seal his place in the first Test playing eleven with another good outing in the pink-ball game against a full-strength Indian side.
India vs Australia: Cameron Green says match against India A was a 'step up' from playing in Shield games
The 21-year-old is primed for a Test debut after scoring an unbeaten 125 for Australia A in their first practice match against India A, which ended in a draw on Tuesday.
India vs Australia, 1st practice match takeaways: Visitors' third seamer conundrum, Test specialists shine and more
The three-day tour match between India A and Australia A has slightly gone under the radar, but the practice match has provided mixed results for both sides.