Historic test series for India ends with a whimper

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The 2-1 series win was confirmed when the fifth day of the fourth Test in Sydney was washed out by rain and the match was drawn. Australia threatened to take the Adelaide contest away from the visitors before losing the game by 31 runs. They levelled the series at Perth but allowed India to take the lead again in Melbourne. It may happen in one Test but not over the course of a five-match series. "We honestly feel that we let that Test slip", Paine said on Monday (January 7).

'I thought we actually had our chances to win the test match in Adelaide, India just outplayed us in big moments in that Test, ' Paine said. India outbowled the pace troika of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins and offspinner Nathan Lyon to seize key moments.

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series.

But no play was possible and India, who first toured Australia in 1947-48, celebrated a famous victory.

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"The bowling is not as good as they think", wrote Vaughan. "As a team, we focussed on the things that we didn't do well and sometimes those things don't sound too good but you need to accept a lot of things if you want to improve as a team". The group of bowlers we have in this team (has) been fantastic for quite a while now. Make a series prediction for us, Anil?

"It's the experience at this level that those guys have got now that they wouldn't have got". We have got some positives there.

"We just worked on rectifying the mistakes". Australia are unable to play long innings. "We know they have the ability to do so, we had some many starts in this series, it's learning how to convert those and getting through tough periods". In this series, in the absence of the banned David Warner and Steve Smith, Australia's batsmen have been a collection of waifs and strays: not a single century was scored by the home side, indeed the highest individual innings was 79.

"At the moment, I do not see Australia having those attributes". I'm happy when I'm asked my opinion and will give it.

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