Double Trouble - In this series Clarke and Ponting have shared some memorable partnerships and this was yet another time that the two would torment the Indian bowlers. They both helped themselves to wonderful double hundreds and starred in a mammoth 386 run partnership for the 4th wicket. They made the best of a hapless Indian bowling attack and managed to score at a very fast rate. Their long stand in the middle helped put Australia in the driving seat for the rest of the match.
The bowlers who scored centuries - Four of the Indian bowlers managed to cross the three figure mark. Problem was that it was in the bowling scorecard. Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin all managed to go over 100 runs and looked helpless as Ponting and Clarke helped themselves the runs. Yadav had a particularly bad first innings going for 136 runs in just 26 overs at over 5 per over. The Indian bowlers were highly inconsistent with their lines and lengths and the Aussie batsmen made the most of it.
The rumors - On the fourth day of the test match there were news reports that Dravid was retiring from International cricket an that the announcement would be coming out in the final day. In the end it turned out to be just rumors as Dravid came out and said that he wasn't planning anything at the moment and was taking it one series at a time. Earlier Dravid who in 7 innings had been bowled managed to finally get out in another fashion - Caught by Hussey of Harris much to the relief of his fans.
4 - nil - Finally the dreaded result has happened and India have now lost the last 8 overseas test match. Something is definitely wrong and some touch decisions have to be taken in the coming months to make sure that such a result never again happens and if so it does happen, it won't be India on the side with the zero.