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MATCH DAY LIVE - VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik, Damien Martyn discuss the second session

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Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Live report - Cummins, Lyon apply pressure on India

'The manner of Vijay's dismissals is disappointing' - Laxman

VVS Laxman and Murali Kartik have their say on the opener, who was bowled by Mitchell Starc for a duck


Kartik: India's bowlers need to play on tailenders' patience

Murali Kartik offers up a potential remedy for India's struggles to dismiss lower-order batsmen


Kartik: Finch needed this innings to resurrect his Test career

Murali Kartik, VVS Laxman and Damien Martyn discuss the half-centuries from Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch


Martyn: Harris looks like a long-term player for Australia

Damien Martyn believes Marcus Harris has a bit of Justin Langer and Chris Rogers in him


Laxman: India's field placements could have been much better

VVS Laxman believes that India gave away a few easy runs on the first day in Perth


Social Story: Is there anything Kohli can't do?

The pick of social media chatter from Day 1 of the second Test in Perth


Was under pressure coming into this game - Finch

Aaron Finch talks about his preparations while receiving criticism, and his partnership with Marcus Harris


Full marks for Australia's opening partnership?

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik, and Damien Martyn rate the top moments of the second day


'We bounced back very well in every session' - Vihari

Hanuma Vihari believes India will be back in the game if they can bowl Australia out for less than 320


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Australia v India

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Brettig: Harris steps up to give Australia a foothold

Marcus Harris took guard first up in Perth, for the first time in first-class cricket. Selflessness and teamwork on display, and it did the trick for his side

Ponting's history with Ishant steels Finch

Ponting's lessons from a decade ago helped Finch make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test opener in home conditions

Usman Khawaja: 205 balls, one boundary

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