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Jadeja voted best player of India's home season

Apr 3, 2017: In ESPNCricinfo's poll on India's 13-Test-long home season, the readers agreed with an expert panel on five of seven questions

ESPNcricinfo staff

What Ranchi tells us about bat sizes

Mar 23, 2017: Cricket is so much more than big hits and big runs. Hence the need to stop the march of big bats

Mark Nicholas

Australia in India 2016-17

Ranchi among 'toughest conditions I've played in' - Peter Handscomb

Mar 22, 2017: The 25-year old Australia was down on form and at the centre of controversy as well. But on the final day in Ranchi, he turned it all around with a match-saving innings

Melinda Farrell in Dharamsala

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Mar 20, 2017: Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranch, 5th day

'Pujara is priceless for the team' - Kohli

Mar 20, 2017: The Indian captain said Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha deserved credit for taking India 152 runs ahead in Ranchi

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Smith proud as 'magnificent plans' come off

Mar 20, 2017: Steven Smith believes "momentum" is with Australia and India would be "hurting" after a day-five resistance mission kept the series level at 1-1

Melinda Farrell in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Australia's un-Australian methods pay off

Mar 20, 2017: Australia aren't quite equipped to save Tests in Asia, but Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb pulled off an improbable result in Ranchi

Jarrod Kimber in Ranchi

Saving the day

Mar 20, 2017: After Australia survive day five in Ranchi, we look at five famous Test rearguards in recent years

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

A rare draw after a 150-plus deficit

Mar 20, 2017: A look at the key numbers coming out of Australia's determined effort to draw the Ranchi Test

Bharath Seervi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Plot watch - The Maxwell agenda

Mar 20, 2017: Play ended in Ranchi with the pitch not quite living up to its promise to be a minefield

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Jadeja's deception in pace, length and nature

Mar 20, 2017: Ravindra Jadeja doesn't have all the tricks in a bowler's armoury, but he has mastered three facets of spin bowling that make him a weapon in the sub-continent

Aakash Chopra

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Handscomb, Marsh pull off great escape

Mar 20, 2017: Through strong concentration and sure-footed technique, the Australian duo staved off India and ensured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy bout remained locked at 1-1

The Report by Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

The Ranchi daymare

Mar 19, 2017: What an Australian fielder might have experienced on day four, watching Cheteshwar Pujara go on and on and on. And then, those hellish eight overs to stumps...

Jarrod Kimber in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

Greater confidence and more runs for Saha

Mar 19, 2017: The India wicketkeeper batsman, since making his maiden century in the West Indies, has been one of the team's most dependable resources

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

India break down another big total

Mar 19, 2017: For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

Smith, Lehmann seek elusive rearguard

Mar 19, 2017: The last time Australia successfully batted out the final day of a Test to secure a draw was in 2011, and Steven Smith and Darren Lehmann were hopeful the wait would end in Ranchi

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

Plot watch - Jadeja's rough

Mar 19, 2017: Dark patches outside the left-handers' off stump caused Australia some concern, but the rest of the Ranchi pitch continued to play well

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

Pujara plays India's longest innings

Mar 19, 2017: Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years

Bharath Seervi

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day

Jadeja leads India's charge after Pujara 202

Mar 19, 2017: Cheteshwar Pujara secured the longest occupation ever by an Indian batsman in terms of balls faced as he and Wriddhiman Saha ground Australia's bowlers into the Ranchi dust on the fourth day

The Report by Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 3rd day

Pujara swears by his survival guide

Mar 18, 2017: The forays down the pitch and the leaves outside off stump revealed a largely unchanged batting formula that has brought Cheteshwar Pujara rich rewards

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi
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Series Results
India v Australia at Dharamsala - Mar 25-28, 2017
India won by 8 wickets
India v Australia at Ranchi - Mar 16-20, 2017
Match drawn
India v Australia at Bengaluru - Mar 4-7, 2017
India won by 75 runs
India v Australia at Pune - Feb 23-25, 2017
Australia won by 333 runs
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