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Ind vs Aus: Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe turn to spin greats for help ahead of tour to India

Ind vs Aus: Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe turn to spin greats for help ahead of tour to India

The front-line pair approached New Zealand`s Daniel Vettori and Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, for advice ahead of the four-Test tour.

Steve Smith says India tour will be a great challenge, learning curve for Australian team

Steve Smith says India tour will be a great challenge, learning curve for Australian team

Smith, who was a member of the Australia team that was hammered 4-0 in India in 2013, said he was anticipating a testing time ahead.

Remember Bob Hawke, the former Aussie PM who skolled beer during India series! He's done it again — WATCH

Remember Bob Hawke, the former Aussie PM who skolled beer during India series! He's done it again — WATCH

Then, in January 2012, the former former Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke made headlines for skolling a beer at an Australia-India Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia vs Pakistan: Peter Handscomb gets out in strangest way — WATCH

Australia vs Pakistan: Peter Handscomb gets out in strangest way — WATCH

Interestingly, India Test captain Virat Kohli also got out hit-wicket against England, last November.

Pakistan's Yasir Shah termed as 'run-conceding machine' for another dismal show in Australia

Pakistan's Yasir Shah termed as 'run-conceding machine' for another dismal show in Australia

After conceding more than 200 runs at an economy rate of over five in the Boxing Day Test, the leggie also conceded 132 runs on Day 1 of Sydney Test.

Australia vs Pakistan: Hosts announce squad for third Test; Hilton Cartwright to make debut

Australia vs Pakistan: Hosts announce squad for third Test; Hilton Cartwright to make debut

The 24-year-old Cartwright is a batting all-rounder who bowls medium pace and will support front-line fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

3rd Test, Day 5: David Warner breaks Mathew Hayden's record, slams fastest 100 at SCG

3rd Test, Day 5: David Warner breaks Mathew Hayden's record, slams fastest 100 at SCG

The record was previously held by Matthew Hayden, who scored a century off 84 balls against Zimbabwe in 2003.

India Test skipper Virat Kohli now on SCG's honours board

India Test skipper Virat Kohli now on SCG's honours board

India Test skipper Virat Kohli who smashed a well made 147 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test against Australia last week in Sydney, is now on SCG's honours board.

Suresh Raina's failure as Test batsman is a sorry sight

Suresh Raina's failure as Test batsman is a sorry sight

Suresh Raina's time at the crease in India's second innings against Australia in the fourth Test at Sydney, lasted only three deliveries as the southpaw scored a second successive nought. For a player who made a comeback to the Test team after more than two years, his misery in the longer format of the game was a sight very similar to his Test struggles earlier.

Need to improve bowling big time: Virat Kohli

Need to improve bowling big time: Virat Kohli

He is quite proud of the "character and composure" that the Indian cricket team showed in the lost Test series against Australia but skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday made it clear that fighting spirit alone cannot make up for the side's poor bowling, which needs to improve "big time".

Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steve Smith

Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steve Smith

Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that the pitches did not "break up quite as much as expected" during the four-match cricket Test series against India and it hampered the home side's chances of winning by a bigger margin.

We have given tough fight against Australia: Virat Kohli

We have given tough fight against Australia: Virat Kohli

He "hates" defeats but Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said he was not too disappointed by the Test series loss to Australia as his team put up a tough fight, displaying "intent and character" all through.

Rahane, Bhuvneshwar save India to earn draw in Sydney Test

Rahane, Bhuvneshwar save India to earn draw in Sydney Test

Live updates from the fifth and final day of fourth Test match between India and Australia being played at Sydney Cricket Ground.

4th Test, India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

4th Test, India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of day four of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the SCG, here on Friday.

We definitely leaked too many runs: Ravichandran Ashwin

We definitely leaked too many runs: Ravichandran Ashwin

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test, here today.

India face daunting task to save Sydney Test against Australia

India face daunting task to save Sydney Test against Australia

 India's wayward bowlers today conceded a massive 213 runs in the post-tea session on the penultimate day of the fourth cricket Test against Australia, leaving their team with a daunting task of saving the match on a tricky last day track tomorrow.

Ravichandran Ashwin completes 1000 runs in Test cricket

Ravichandran Ashwin completes 1000 runs in Test cricket

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completed 1000 runs in Test cricket. The 28-year-old scored a well made 50 against Australia in the fourth Test at the SCG in Sydney on Friday and completed the feat.

Virat Kohli, KL Rahul hit centuries; India reach 342/5 on Day 3 against Oz

Virat Kohli, KL Rahul hit centuries; India reach 342/5 on Day 3 against Oz

Captain Virat Kohli smashed his fourth century of the series while young Lokesh Rahul also hit a gritty maiden ton as India fought back with a gallant batting display to keep themselves afloat in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Wednesday.

4th Test: Steven Smith blames 'Spidercam' for dropped catch

4th Test: Steven Smith blames 'Spidercam' for dropped catch

 The overhead 'spidercam' grabbed the spotlight on Day 3 of the fourth Test after Australian captain Steven Smith seemed to indicate that the camera device hung atop the SCG was the reason behind his dropped catch of Indian centurion Lokesh Rahul, here on Thursday.

Virat Kohli becomes 2nd Indian to score 500 in a Test series in Australia

Virat Kohli becomes 2nd Indian to score 500 in a Test series in Australia

 Captain Virat Kohli on Thursday became the second Indian batsman to score 500 runs in a Test series in Australia during the fourth and final match at the SCG here.