Can India win on a normal pitch?

Any unbiased analysis of the test would confirm Chennai was decided by the pitch more than anything else. On day one, it resembled a fifth day surface and by the fourth it was a deadly minefield, more like a long jump pit which provided steeling bounce and extraordinary turn. Australia's second innings lasted 93 overs, and India's new ball spearhead Ishant Sharma bowled a mere 3 of those.

updated: March 06, 2013 14:02 IST
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It is always nice to defeat the Aussies but somehow there is a feeling of emptiness about the Chennai win.

The test was marked by some exceptional performances but despite the positives some troubling questions don't go away.

For instance :

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