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Pressure on Australia batters in Auckland

Mott puts heat on his Southern Stars after disappointing performances in Twenty20 fixtures

Smith heaps praise on teammates after victory

Australia skipper Steve Smith and man of the match Steve O'Keefe address the media after their team's memorable triumph in the first Test against India


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The batting was not up to standard: Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli gives his assessment of his team's heavy defeat in the first Test, labelling the loss against Australia in Pune as 'a reality check'


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Match Wrap: Aussies thrash India in Pune

Inspired by an extraordinary performance from left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe, Australia claimed a memorable win against the odds in Pune


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Day Wrap: Australia punishes India in Pune

Spinner Steve O'Keefe grabbed 12 wickets in a man-of-the-match performance to spearhead Australia's remarkable triumph over India in the first Test


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Kohli shoulders arms to O'Keefe, is bowled

India's captain Virat Kohli shaped to leave a Stephen O'Keefe delivery and lost his wicket to leave India three down


1:29 India-lose-both-openers-and-both-reviews-early-still

India lose both openers, and both reviews, early

Stephen O'Keefe and Nathan Lyon struck in successive overs to send both India openers back, courtesy of "umpire's call" from the DRS


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Smith scores sublime subcontinent century

Australia captain Steve Smith with a Test century for the ages on a spitting cobra of a Pune pitch to put his team in a strong position in the first Test


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Starc swings hard to take India bowlers the distance

Mitchell Starc's game plan for India's bowlers seems more T20 than Test matches but it came off in spectacular fashion for the fast bowler in Pune


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Behrendorff destroys Vics at the WACA

Jason Behrendorff marked his return from injury with fifth-best bowling figures in Sheffield Shield history, the WA paceman grabbing 9-37 against Victoria


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Clinical Proteas power to convincing victory

An AB de Villiers masterclass and a devastating bowling display helped South Africa crush New Zealand in the third ODI in Wellington


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Marsh falls as Pune pitch 'explodes' on third morning

India bowlers Ravi Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja got prodigous turn on the third morning as Mitch Marsh fell but Steve Smith was given two more lives


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On the Road with Rene Farrell in Auckland

Southern Stars bowler Rene Farrell takes us behind the scenes at the Australia women's training camp ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand