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Virat Kohli's India humiliated as Australia thrash hosts by 333 runs inside three days in Pune -

Spinner Steve O'Keefe finished with 12 wickets as Australia ended India's 19-Test unbeaten streak with a crushing 333-run triumph within three days in Pune. O'Keefe, 32, followed up his first-innings six for 35 with identical figures in the second as ...and more »

Now pitch-fixing in cricket? Ex-BCCI official wants CBI to probe Pune massacre - Hindustan Times

After ICC called the Pune pitch 'poor, former BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has demanded a CBI probe to ascertain if the wicket was doctored. India lost the first Test vs Australia inside three days and by a whopping 333 runs. cricket Updated: Mar 01 ...and more »

Cricket: Steve O'Keefe shuts up Shane Warne - New Zealand Herald

The left arm spinner claimed 4/5 in 25 balls of carnage that may have turned the entire series on its head. He left India in disarray as Australia's attack wiped out India for 105 in just 40.1 overs. Advertisement. Advertise with NZME. Just minutes ...and more »

Ian Chappell: Lessons learnt from Sri Lanka disaster as Australia tear up India's home comforts -

This not only applied to a confident Australia's superior mental strength on a pitch tailor-made for homeside dominance, but also to the way they outplayed India in a couple of key areas. The Australian batsmen coped with the lavish spin better than ...and more »

India v Australia: Pune dustbowl Test pitch could earn hosts fine after poor ICC rating - ABC Online

Pune's debut as a Test venue last week proved far from memorable with the pitch used for India's first Test against Australia incurring a "poor" rating from match referee Chris Broad on Tuesday. As if India's 333-run defeat inside three days was not ...and more »

After the hurt, a resurgence is expected - Sportskeeda

As Australia took a deserving 1-0 lead in the four-Test series, it ended India's 19 match unbeaten streak. The loss at Pune was only the fifth instance of India having lost a Test at home in three days or under. The last time they suffered such an ...and more »

India v Australia: Harbhajan Singh will not praise Steve O'Keefe, says 'anyone' could take wickets on Pune pitch - ABC Online

Harbhajan Singh is still not convinced by India's Pune destroyer Steve O'Keefe, saying "anyone" could have taken wickets on the spinning pitch. Harbhajan, who before the series had predicted a 4-0 Indian whitewash and said this was the worst touring ...and more »

Batting collapse at Pune exposes Team India's flaws - Economic Times (blog)

Perhaps the most honest moment in the expert commentary on the first Test between India and Australia came at the end of the second day's play when the anchor asked the cricketing legends Shane Warne and Sunil Gavaskar to evaluate the captaincy of ...and more »

Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin Static In Latest ICC Test Rankings -

Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at second, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to his top position in both the bowlers' and all-rounders' list of the latest ICC Test rankings. Edited by Sajal K Patra. Read Time: 2-min ...and more »

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli and Team India revitalise by treakking near Pune - The Indian Express

After suffering a heavy defeat of 333 runs against Australia, Team India is now in search of a much-needed positive energy. Seemingly, this is exactly why they ended up trekking and rejuvenating themselves in surrounding areas of Pune. Virat Kohli ...and more »