In episode 151 of the 81allout podcast we review the first Test between India and Australia in Nagpur. India outclassed Australia in all departments and their superior depth in both batting and bowling propelled them to an innings victory.
- Rohit Sharma’s exceptional ability to suss up the conditions and bat accordingly
- Ravindra Jadeja’s mesmeric control on the first morning
- The outrage over the selective watering of the pitch
- Which team doesn’t doctor its pitches to give the home side an advantage?
- The Smith-Labuschagne partnership on Day 1
- Todd Murphy’s impressive debut – speed, control, and accuracy
- The Pujara sweep – and how rare it was for him to get out that way
- Nathan Lyon’s problem on slow Indian pitches
- The Jadeja ointment – and the connection with Sandpaper-gate
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)
- Why have visiting bats stopped having big series in India? – Kartikeya Date – Cricketingview
- What’s happening with the Napur pitch – Venkata Krishna – Indian Express
- India’s cheat code: lower-order muscle – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
Couch Talk 81 with Sunil Subramaniam – Subash Jayaraman – Couch Talks
Forget conspiracy theories and whingeing, there’s only one way to win in India – Mark Taylor – Sydney Morning Herald
Rohit’s zen, Pujara sweeps, Murphy’s five and Ravi’s improvement – Jarrod Kimber – Jarrod Kimber’s Sports Almanack
- Let’s talk about Rohit Sharma – Mahesh Sethuraman and Siddhartha Vaidyanathan – 81allout archive
- When Australia conquered the Final Frontier – 81allout podcast rewinds to 2004
Lead image from here.