Cricket News sort by India tour of Australia 2014 -15

Going into the Brisbane Test, opener Shikhar Dhawan was under extreme pressure to retain his place in the side.

For the second game in a row, India’s bowling failed to take 20 wickets in a Test, a prerequisite most times to win a five-day game, unless of course the side has exceptional batsmen in their midst.

It is very rare for a team to lose after posting 400 plus in the first innings of a Test. It is even rarer for a side to lose after being a dominant 311 for 4 on the opening day.

And so, India have ended up losing yet another Test away from home, their sixth consecutive defeat in Australia, the last two being an addition to the 4-0 thrashing they were given the last time they came here.

Like Rohit Sharma, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson also seems to be travelling in the same sinking boat as of now. Both have been getting starts and getting out, and that too to frustratingly soft dismissals.

Not long ago, Rohit Sharma was the toast of the cricketing world, having smashed the record score of 264 in a one-day match against Sri Lanka at the historic Eden Gardens. The unbelievable knock not only

India's batting in the ongoing Test series against Australia has been reasonably good, but for one factor. While a lot of them are getting starts, not enough of them are converting their starts into bigger scores

Even as the opening combination remains a massive worry for India, what with Shikhar Dhawan registering his third failure in a row, his partner Murali Vijay has been going from strength to strength.

India tour of Australia: Australia vs India 2nd Test Live Scores at Brisbane, Dec 17-21, 2014. Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (00:00 GMT).