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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

India break into the "Che-Che-Che"

The celebratory jig aside, Cheteshwar Pujara came away from the series having finally earned the unquestioned confidence of the leaders of the side

Peter Handscomb is bowled

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Indian seamers abandon past mistakes to reap rewards

Bowling coach B Arun said India had learnt their lessons from the two previous away tours in 2018, especially from South Africa that had "very similar" pitches

Mohammed Shami celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Mohammed Shami's heart makes him a captain's dream

We might not know what Shami has personally gone through over the last year, but what we know is he's bowling through discomfort, with that seam beautifully upright, and is bowling more than anyone

Rishabh Pant flicks imperiously en route his 2nd Test century

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Innate confidence helps Pant face tough initiation

Initiated into Test cricket almost by accident, Rishabh Pant has faced up to tough situations with a positive attitude and a determination to enjoy his moment in the sun

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia for the second time in the match

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Pujara makes the case for defence

Pujara's success in Australia goes much deeper than the 30 hours he has spent at the crease so far in this series. It is the triumph of a batting genre