Australia thrash India to inflict rare home defeat within three days and end 19-Test unbeaten streak - The Independent

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 »

India brought crashing down to earth - The Hindu

19-Test unbeaten run culminates in one of the worst defeats; Smith notches up fifth ton against the host in as many Tests. India got a taste of its own medicine as Australia — riding on captain Steven Smith's second innings hundred and left-arm ...and more »

India v Australia: Matt Renshaw and the dangers of playing Test cricket on the subcontinent - ABC Online

Australia's Matt Renshaw ran into one of the biggest problems of being a touring cricketer in India on day one of the first Test, and it had nothing to do with Virat Kohli, spinners or anything cricket-related. The young Aussie opener was going along ...and more »

India v Australia: Steve O'Keefe's 12 wickets, Steve Smith's ton inspire sensational 333-run win - ABC Online

Australia has completed a sensational victory over India in Pune, stunning the hosts in less than three days to win by 333 runs. As it was on day two, Steve O'Keefe stole the show with the ball and Steve Smith led the way with the bat as Australia ...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 »

Border-Gavaskar series: India's DRS 'shocker' - The Australian

India's new-found resolve to use the Decision Review System backfired spectacularly in Pune. There were a range of different factors that led to Australia recording their first Test win in India since 2004. The tourists were much better in the field ...and more »

Pune loss exposes India's ability to cope with 'akharas' - The Hindu

Winning streaks are meant to be broken. So it wasn't a surprise that India's incredible run — 19 Tests in a row and 20 consecutive Tests at home — in white flannels came to an end during the series-opener against Australia. What was astonishing about ...and more »

India v Australia: Mitchell Starc ready for flat Bangalore pitch in second Test - ABC Online

Mitchell Starc proved in the opening Test in Pune he could extract bounce from almost any sort of pitch and Australia's pace spearhead is now ready to bend his back on a wicket widely expected to be as flat as a pancake. Starc was overshadowed by ...and more »

India v Australia: Our worst batting display in last two years, says Virat Kohli - Times of India

PUNE: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday hardly minced words in criticising his team's shambolic show in the 333-run loss to Australia, saying it was easily the side's worst batting display in the last two years. ALSO READ: O'Keefe spins Australia ...and more »

India could be fined after Pune pitch backfire - New Zealand Herald

Australia's captain Steve Smith, left, David Warner, third left, and teammates celebrate after winning the first cricket test match against India in Pune. Photo / AP. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could be fined almost NZ$21,200 for ...and more »