Australia v India day five snapshot

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Another Test, and another batting collapse.

Wade, who averages 28.58 in Test cricket and has scored two centuries, last wore the baggy green 16 months ago.

But Paine wasn't dwelling on the vexed issue, noting that Steve Smith and David Warner's suspensions had also provided opportunities. Chasing a target nearly of 400, Australia's resistance came only from the bottom half, while the top collapsed once again.

"It is inexperience. It is pressure".

India had quite an eventful year in terms of Test cricket as they have played most of their games overseas (South Africa, England, and Australia) and played just three games at home against the debutants Afghanistan and West Indies team. "You'd like the slips to come into play eventually". That's what we are seeing.

The 25-year-old right-arm quick with an unorthodox rigid action took 9-86 in the Melbourne Test against Australia, including a career-best 6-33 in the first innings. We'd like to get to Sydney, win the toss and have the same thing - reversed. "I think we have been really smart in all the departments in the two matches that we have won", Kohli said. "I'm sure guys went home that night and listened to them and had their own thoughts on it but it certainly wasn't discussed during play", Paine said.

"I think that takes more mentally out of you than starting a series well, so I think that's why this victory is more special for the bowlers", he said.

Warner and Smith's absence couldn't have been felt more. "Go back to picking your best 11 players".

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"I think that's pretty clear. The way he bowls is so much more hard and I think he realises that more than the batsmen and that's why he is so confident about his skill", said the India skipper, who is considered to be one of the best batsman in the world cricket.

Hussey, who played alongside Wade for Victoria and in the Australian one-day team, added that the left-hander shared numerous traits of coach Justin Langer.

"I think he's a Justin Langer clone".

"That is the reason we have at least retained the trophy but job is not done yet. The silver lining is that we have got world-class players that are available soon to come back into this side and clearly when they do it will make a huge difference".

Three Tests gone, one to go. "They've had one hundred in the entire calendar year and they're picking a batting all-rounder, a bit and pieces player that Marnus is going to provide", he said. "That's how it looks - Labuschagne probably bats four, (Travis) Head five and Mitch Marsh six - I think that's the way they're going to line up". I just think plain and simply we were outplayed and India deserved to win this Test.

But Paine sought to explain the defeat to the team's inexperience in the absence of Smith and Warner who were banned, along with Cameron Bancroft, for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test earlier this year.

The leg-spinner was then dropped ahead of the Australia-India Test series for Peter Handscomb and Mitchell Marsh, who he is now set to challenge for a position in the middle order.

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