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Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

How Sachin Tendulkar survived cricketing Beatlemania

Chris Barrett and Daniel Lane Revered by 1.2 billion people, Sachin Tendulkar managed to become one of history's greatest cricketers by placing himself in a bubble for more than 20 years.

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Swingers, not spinners, needed in India: Buchanan

John Buchanan

Chris Barrett The architect of Australia's era-defining win in 2004 cautions against an abundance of spin on the sub-continent.

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Quick route to victory is no gamble, says Clarke

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke denies Australia have gambled by picking four seamers and a solitary spinner for Friday's first Test.

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Test on for young and old

Pattinson

Chris Barrett James Pattinson was not even born when Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut. Yet it is this wildly contrasting pair – almost two decades apart in age – that have taken centre stage in an increasingly...

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Tendulkar rescues India

India v Australia

Chris Barrett Young express quick and old craftsman dominate the second day's play.

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Warne answers call to put his spin on bowling problems

shane-warne

Chris Barrett SHANE WARNE has added his two cents as Australia seek answers to their spin conundrum in India, holding a lengthy post-match discussion on the ground with the team's brains trust.

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Warne puts his spin on Test poser

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Chris Barrett Shane Warne has added his two cents' worth on Australia's spin conundrum in India.

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Australia to make change while Wade has lucky break

Courage ... Nathan Lyon will chase wickets at Cape Town.

Chris Barrett HYDERABAD: Australia are set to make at least one change before Saturday's Second Test against India, which they enter trailing in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 1-0.

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Warne on hand to give Lyon a boost

Shane Warne during Australia's 2004 tour of India.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke hopes the wisdom of Shane Warne will help Nathan Lyon bounce back from his first Test shellacking when the second instalment of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy begins on Saturday.

Pujara twists the knife on Clarke's men

Clarke

Chris Barrett Australia have been ground into the Andhra Pradesh dust and selectors, like Michael Clarke's helpless attack, are already in the firing line.

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Minor victory for tourists, but India have upper hand

shane-watson

Chris Barrett Where there is life, there is hope. In this case, however, it is only the faintest pulse. Australia are clinging on desperately in the second Test against India even if reason suggests they will,...

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Winning Indians axe Sehwag for remaining Tests

Sehwag

Chris Barrett Mohali: At his exhilarating best he has been as destructive as any batsmen in the history of the game, but Virender Sehwag may well have blazed his last boundary in Test cricket.

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Spin defects turn focus to future

Mickey Arthur

Chris Barrett Australia will reconsider how best to mentor its spin bowlers after the series in India.

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Clarke's duck sours bright start

Clarke

Chris Barrett So untouchable has Michael Clarke been with the bat over the past 18 months that a first-ball duck seemed, for him, about as likely as Shane Watson and Pat Howard having a laugh on Friday over a...

Clarke duck sours bright start

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett So untouchable has Michael Clarke been that a first-ball duck seemed, for him, impossible.

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Dhawan and only for India

Plenty to smile about: It's all sweetness and pina coladas for Indian fans, as debutant Shikhar Dhawan blazes his way to 185 runs off 168 balls. We can't show you the action because of a dispute with the BCCI.

Chris Barrett It appears that Australia did not do its homework on Shikhar Dhawan.

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Starc agony: Dhawan that got away

Starc

Chris Barrett Australia did not do their homework on Shikhar Dhawan.

Lyon finally gets his day in the run and brings Tendulkar undone

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nathan Lyon (R) of Australia celebrates with team mate Michael Clarke after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar of India during day four of the Fourth Test Match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 27, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett NATHAN LYON had spent all summer with the spotlight on others; on Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc and, latterly, Ryan Harris.

Lyon spins his magic

Chuffed: Nathan Lyon (right) celebrates with Michael Clarke after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar yesterday in Adelaide.

Chris Barrett, Adelaide On the penultimate day of the Border-Gavaskar series Nathan Lyon's time finally arrived.

Kohli's actions upset Sunny's disposition

Kohli

Chris Barrett INDIAN great Sunil Gavaskar has welcomed the emergence of fiery whiz-kid Virat Kohli but criticised him for swearing at Australian players after reaching his first Test hundred.