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Wade, Marsh, Lyon and Maxwell playing for spots at Dharamsala

With Australia not scheduled to play another Test until the Ashes in November, the Dharamsala match has major implications for the futures of Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Matt Wade and Glenn Maxwell.

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Virat Kohli out of deciding India vs Australia Test

Virat Kohli has reportedly been withdrawn from the final Test of Australia’s four-match tour of India.

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Australia vs India fourth Test start time: Date, venue, TV, radio and streaming guide

Australia will wrap up their four-test tour of India hoping to take a series win at Dharamsala with the first ball scheduled for 3pm (AEDT) on March 25.

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Australia vs India fourth Test: How to live stream online, watch and listen

Australia and India are tied at one win a piece coming into the final match of the Test series between the two nations.

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Australia’s 2004 winners wish Smith’s side well

Simon Katich, who took part in Australia’s breakthrough 2004 series win in India, believes Steve Smith’s side will emulate his team’s success in the series decider starting in Dharamsala on Saturday.

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Glenn Maxwell at six could help destroy England

Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century.

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Beating India would be Australia’s greatest cricketing win

Forget the Caribbean dream in 1995, the shock Ashes domination in 1989 or the Indian ‘Final Frontier’ in 2004 – if Australia beat India at Dharamsala it will be their greatest Test series victory of the modern era.

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Is there such a thing as momentum in sport?

It is a strange question you may think as we’ve all seen teams, or individuals, get into form which is subsequently reflected in their performances or results.

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India fly in cover for Kohli: report

Virat Kohli is in doubt for the Test series decider between Australia and India that starts on Saturday, with the hosts reportedly rushing an uncapped batsman into their squad as cover.

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Aussies aware of series victory significance, set focus on fourth Test

Australia are on the cusp of achieving something that would rank as a career highlight for every player, but their path to unbridled joy in Dharamsala is to be unburdened by history.

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Kohli no longer top-ranked Indian batsman

Captain Virat Kohli is no longer the most important wicket in India’s Test side, at least according to the International Cricket Council’s rankings.

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Renshaw continues to impress teammates

Regardless of what transpires in the Test series decider between Australia and India, Matt Renshaw has proven himself a selection masterstroke yet again.

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Unexpected Aussies stand tall in Ranchi epic

This column started as a lament, and finished as a song of praise. When writing began, before play on the final day in Ranchi, few gave Australia a hope of avoiding defeat. India appeared to have gained control of the match and, in all probability, the series.

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Dharamsala’s pacy pitch set to favour Aussies

If Australia could choose a venue for a deciding Test in India, it would likely be Dharamsala.

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Toothless Lyon in serious strife ahead of fourth Test

Nathan Lyon looked tame in the third Test without the footmarks created by injured left-arm quick Mitchell Starc. Now Australia must decide whether they would be better off picking a different bowler for the decider.

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Don’t worry Virat, batting failures happen to the best (Part 2)

In Part 1, I compared Virat Kohli’s lean batting trough in the current series against Australia with Greg Chappell in Tests and ODIs against Pakistan and the West Indies in 1981-82.

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Kristen Beams Meg Lanning celebrate

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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Pat Cummins Cricket Australia 2017

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Australian batsman Peter Handscomb

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Greg Chappell will put his selection cap on after the departure of Rod Marsh (Cricket Australia TV)

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Pat Cummins Cricket Australia 2017

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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Boof took a shot at KP. (AFP, Glyn Kirk)

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The Roar of the crowd

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India vs Australia: Fourth Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 1

The final Test of the ongoing four-match Border-Gavaskar trophy between India and Australia will start on Saturday, March 25. The contest will be played at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamshala. Follow all the action of Day 1 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 1 live scores

New Zealand will look to bounce back and salvage a draw from their Test series against South Africa who dominated to take the lead last time out. Join The Roar for live scores of the third Test in Hamilton from 9am (AEDT).

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India vs Australia: Fourth Test preview

By Scott Pryde, 24 Mar 2017
India vs Australia: Fourth Test preview

We are going to get a decider! Unbelievably, the series is locked at one game each, with three different results setting up a one-Test shootout for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in beautiful Dharamsala.

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When West Indies met their Waterloo in Ireland

By Anindya Dutta, 24 Mar 2017
When West Indies met their Waterloo in Ireland

Almost to the day, 154-years after Emperor Napoleon’s dreams of conquering the world were shattered on the once beautiful fields of Waterloo, Garry Sobers’ West Indian cricket team faced their own little Waterloo in the picturesque ground of Sion Mills in Ireland.

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The ‘Big Show’: Jack of all trades, or master of one?

“Righto, fellas. One of the top six has got to get a big one today if we are any chance of chasing this down.”

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Warner’s ‘clutch’ status in doubt after consistent failure

David Warner’s supposed ‘golden run’ in 2016 appears to be over, with the fiery left hander showing that big matches aren’t his forte.

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India tour: Australians up to the Test

By Sanjay Kshirsagar, 24 Mar 2017
India tour: Australians up to the Test

Few would have given Australia any chance of salvaging a draw heading into the last day of the third Test in Ranchi.

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Kohli and Smith’s childish display ruining India tour

Some things just stay the same. The Australian and Indian teams have assumed their usual combative positions and once again, created a childish and immature atmosphere, around what is proving to be, a tightly fought series.

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With the series on the line, what’s worrying Australia?

And so it comes down to the final Test match between India and Australia to decide who wins the series.

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Australia turn the corner with some steely determination

While much has been written about the success of India’s spin kings Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, one also needs to consider how effective their batting is, especially on home soil.

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India vs Australia Highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 5

Stunning efforts from Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha ensured that India were able to turn the tables on Australia by the end of Day 4 of the third Test. Follow all the action of Day 5 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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Why the lack of FTA coverage for this fantastic Test series?

“You can stick with your original decision, you’re on screen now.” Met, we can only assume, with a sigh of relief from the on-field umpire, this utterance from the third umpire signals an unsuccessful review.

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South Africa’s Test wins being inspired by their youngsters

South Africa’s win in Wellington against New Zealand was perhaps their most defining Test victory since their mighty win over Australia in Perth last November.

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India vs Australia Highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 4

A spirited Cheteshwar Pujara century kept India in the contest after Patrick Cummins grabbed four wickets on Day 3 of the ongoing Test match between India and Australia. The hosts finished at 6-360, trailing by 91 runs. Follow all the action of Day 4 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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Glenn Maxwell: Concerto in A(sia) minor

By John Erichsen, 19 Mar 2017
Glenn Maxwell: Concerto in A(sia) minor

As far as international cricketers go, few are as closely aligned to rock stars as Glenn Maxwell.

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India vs Australia Highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 3

Australia went on to cross the 450-run mark in their first innings thanks to tons from Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell on the second day of the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy.

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South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates making 100 runs

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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Australian captain Steve Smith

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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja

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India's Lokesh Rahul

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South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates making 100 runs

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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Australia's greatest ever batsman, Sir Don Bradman

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