Swept away in a session: India v Australia, 2nd Test review

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Swept away in a session: India v Australia, 2nd Test review

In episode 152 of the 81allout podcast we review the second Test between India and Australia in Delhi. The match see-sawed for two days until Australia collapsed on the third morning – and India sealed a six-wicket win.

Talking Points:

  • Australia’s tactic to sweep against spinners on a pitch keeping low
  • Batting in India in the third innings – a most perilous task
  • The Smith sweep to Ashwin, and Labuschagne playing the ball off the pitch
  • Ashwin and Jadeja – and the subtle variation in lengths across innings
  • Could Australia have used their feet and lofted more in the second innings?
  • Ashwin’s mesmeric spell on the first morning
  • Nathan Lyon’s drift and turn from around the wicket
  • How the Axar-Ashwin partnership tilted the scales


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Ashoka (ABVan)


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  • Jadeja’s seven-wicket haul – BCCI.tv video
  • If Jadeja doesn’t get you, Ashwin must – 81allout podcast review of the 1st Test
  • R Ashwin and the story of a most magical over – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
  • Ashwin-Jadeja combo a nightmare for any touring team to India – Dinesh Karthik – Cricbuzz
  • India get the better of Australia, one flick at a time – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
  • The Plan: How Fletcher and Flower Transformed English Cricket – Steve James – Amazon
  • Batsmen could learn from the Hayden way – Andrew Ramsey – cricket.com.au


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