Australia's bowlers are locked in a gruelling battle of attrition as India launched a spirited fightback without their inspirational leader Virat Kohli.
Andrew Wu Australia have walked into an India-endorsed stitch up as suspicion grows the hosts have been delivered a tailor-made wicket designed to blunt Australia's pace weapons and dull the effect of Nathan Lyon.
Greg Baum David Warner hasn't made as many runs as doubtlessly he would have liked, but nor has he been as lacking as his scores say.
Andrew Wu South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has attacked the game's governing body for failing to charge Steve Smith for his illegal use of the decision review system.
Andrew Wu Mercurial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has to decide whether to fly solo with his boom or bust game or adopt Australia's newfound mantra of defence as selectors face a major quandary heading into the third Test.
Greg Baum The way the Melbourne Cricket Club pulled the Centenary Test together moved Marylebone Cricket Club secretary Billy Griffith to remark: "This must be the most magnificent effort ever made by any cricket authority."
Andrew Wu Pace ace Pat Cummins is set to play his first Test in more than five years after selectors resorted to desperate measures to cover the giant hole left by Mitchell Starc in India.
Jim Pavlidis During one of the happiest stages of his life, the famous Rose period, Pablo Picasso painted circus folk. Sure, the darker stuff which followed would catapault the young Spaniard to art stardom, yet one wonders where he would rather have stayed: the anguish of civil war and Guernica, the brothel of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon or painting clowns and acrobats among the poets of Monmartre.
Andrew Wu Australia remain seething at India's in-your-face attitude despite the two nations having officially agreed to a ceasefire.
Andrew Wu Australia's hopes of achieving mission impossible in India have been dealt a devastating blow with star paceman Mitchell Starc to be sent home after breaking down with a stress fracture in his foot.