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India vs Australia: After Pune debacle, organisers at Bengaluru assure 'sporting' pitch for second test

India vs Australia: After Pune debacle, organisers at Bengaluru assure 'sporting' pitch for second test

Many believe India`s ploy to roll out a turning track backfired on the hosts, who would do well not to ask for a similar pitch as they chase a series-levelling victory in the second test.

IND vs AUS 2017: India frugal with praise for Pune tormentor Steve O'Keefe

IND vs AUS 2017: India frugal with praise for Pune tormentor Steve O'Keefe

O`Keefe`s 12-wicket match haul, the best figures recorded by a visiting spinner on Indian soil, earned him the man-of-the-match award but little else in terms of praise from the vanquished hosts.

After Wriddhiman Saha's flying catch, Peter Handscomb produces series of screamers in Pune — WATCH

After Wriddhiman Saha's flying catch, Peter Handscomb produces series of screamers in Pune — WATCH

He was involved in as many as three dismissals, those of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Ind vs Aus: Australia has a strong and confident squad, says Nathan Lyon

Ind vs Aus: Australia has a strong and confident squad, says Nathan Lyon

I have been watching a lot of footage of Ashwin, the way he goes about it, his different release points. He is a world-class spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it. 

Ind vs Aus: Series a great opportunity form me to learn from R Ashwin, says Australia's Nathan Lyon

Ind vs Aus: Series a great opportunity form me to learn from R Ashwin, says Australia's Nathan Lyon

"I have been watching a lot of footage of Ashwin, the way he goes about it, his different release points. He is a world-class spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it. Been studying him a lot, hopefully I can put that in play," he added.

IND A vs AUS: Shreyas Iyer scores brilliant double-century against Australia as practice-game ends in a draw

IND A vs AUS: Shreyas Iyer scores brilliant double-century against Australia as practice-game ends in a draw

India A were all out for 403, conceding a lead of 66 runs to Australia, who scored 110 for four wickets in their second innings before the game ended with mutual consent.

WATCH: How Steve Smith & Co are preparing for upcoming 4-match Test series against India

WATCH: How Steve Smith & Co are preparing for upcoming 4-match Test series against India

Australia's tour to India is a highly anticipated tournament and already has a lot of hype around

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.

AUS vs IND: Adam Gilchrist urges spin-heavy Aussies not to ignore pacers against Virat Kohli & Co. for upcoming tour

AUS vs IND: Adam Gilchrist urges spin-heavy Aussies not to ignore pacers against Virat Kohli & Co. for upcoming tour

Australia, which sit at the second spot in the ICC Test Rankings will face a Herculean task against the Virat Kohli-led side.

Australia's tour of India: Aussies hire Monty Panesar, Sridharan Sriram as spin consultants for upcoming tour

Australia's tour of India: Aussies hire Monty Panesar, Sridharan Sriram as spin consultants for upcoming tour

Australia have named four spinners in the squad to take on top-ranked India in the series that begins from February.

Mitchell Johnson rules out return to Australian team despite strong comeback in Big Bash League

Mitchell Johnson rules out return to Australian team despite strong comeback in Big Bash League

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon floated the prospect of Johnson coming out of international retirement for next month`s T20 series against Sri Lanka.

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon says Aussies may have to 'play ugly' in Test series against Virat Kohli & Co.

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon says Aussies may have to 'play ugly' in Test series against Virat Kohli & Co.

Lyon, who has taken 228 wickets in 63 Tests, said adjusting to wickets in India will be crucial.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Younis Khan hits ton but visitors reel on 271-8 at stumps

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Younis Khan hits ton but visitors reel on 271-8 at stumps

The 39-year-old Pakistan great became the first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries, also his first century since October.

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Australia to play with two spinners, Misbah-ul-Haq still assessing last defeat

Spinners Steve O`Keefe and Ashton Agar have been included in a 13-man squad for a Sydney Cricket Ground wicket that is expected to turn.

Darren Lehmann backs Ashton Agar`s all-rounder claims for Test recall

Darren Lehmann backs Ashton Agar`s all-rounder claims for Test recall

Agar was added to a 13-man Australia squad Friday along with fellow spinner Steven O`Keefe with one of them likely to partner Nathan Lyon for the third Test Against Pakistan.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith brilliance take hosts to unassailable 2-0 lead

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith brilliance take hosts to unassailable 2-0 lead

Pakistan`s 52-year wait for a maiden series win in Australia goes on and they have now lost four matches in succession heading to the series finale in Sydney.

Australia vs Pakistan: Waqar Younis slams Younis Khan for RIDICULOUS batting — WATCH

Australia vs Pakistan: Waqar Younis slams Younis Khan for RIDICULOUS batting — WATCH

His reverse seep ended with an easy catch at first slip, taken by Steve Smith.

WATCH: Nathan Lyon brags after uprooting JP Duminy's wicket with unplayable delivery

WATCH: Nathan Lyon brags after uprooting JP Duminy's wicket with unplayable delivery

Lyon ended up taking three wickets as Australia bowled out South Africa for 250, and giving themselves a realistic chance to win the match.

Australia vs South Africa: Shane Warne accuses Steven Smith of 'bad captaincy' in first Test at WACA

Australia vs South Africa: Shane Warne accuses Steven Smith of 'bad captaincy' in first Test at WACA

Smith gave only 12 overs to Lyon on Day Three as temperatures soared into the high 30s, thus drawing criticism from Warne.

Kaushal Silva ton dims Aussie hopes of win against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Kaushal Silva ton dims Aussie hopes of win against Sri Lanka in Colombo

The 30-year-old, mixing dogged defence and controlled aggression, put together a crucial 90-run partnership with first innings centurion Dinesh Chandimal to thwart the Australian attack.