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Bhajji, the slayer, flays the Kiwis: Can Dhoni’s luck hold?

Harbhajan Singh at Adelaide Oval

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Harbhajan Singh’s second century at No. 8 in as many innings reads like a fairy tale. He is now the highest run aggregator in the India – New Zealand Test series at home.

Harbhajan ended up with 111 not out; he added 105 for the tenth wicket with Sreesanth. Incredibly, that is just the third-highest last wicket partnership for India.

For a bowler, who has not yet crossed 2,000 Test runs , this is not bad — not bad at all! Has India rediscovered the all-rounder its been seeking?

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Indian cricket: More cricketing mores

Sachin Tendulkar at Adelaide Oval

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The third one-day between India and Australia was rained off. A similar fate befell the first one-day at Kochi.

It just goes to show that cramming in a series in what’s usually the off-season requires detailed planning. Though we had a wonderful Test series, the fans and spectators were left short-changed by the washout of the two ODIs.

Rain, rain, go away, the Ozzies and Indies want to play!

The Australians are probably left a little shell-shocked by the way their curtailed tour of India turned out. A winless tour for a team of their calibre will rankle for a long time.

I don’t envy the Poms when they meet the kangaroos down under.

The Australians will be doubly motivated to move up the rankings and prove that their recent losses are just an aberration.

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