Phil Hughes was the only batsman to make a duck during the First Test.
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We rank every player from India's eight-wicket win over Australia at Chennai.
1. Ravichandran Ashwin
Carried the entire Indian attack on his own shoulders on day one, taking the first six wickets of the match, and bamboozling the Aussies as the Indian spinners were expected to do. His 7/103 in the first innings and his 12 wickets for the match was the best bowling of his career to date and without doubt his most important contribution.
2. MS Dhoni
Broke all sorts of records as he batted the game beyond Australia's reach. It wasn't just the 224 runs that did the damage, but the pace with which he scored, which gave India plenty of time to dismiss Australia and go for the win.
3. Moises Henriques
Showed plenty of application with the bat, becoming the first Australian No.7 to make a half-century on debut since Adam Gilchrist and the first Australian ever to make two half centuries on debut in India. His aggregate of 149 runs is also the highest for any No.7 on debut. His first innings dismissal would probably have been overturned if reviews were available in this series, so he can consider himself unlucky not to have a higher Test batting average.
4. James Pattinson
When all 10 of Australia's first innings wickets fell to spin, Australia's four-pronged pace attack could have been forgiven for waving the white flag. Instead Pattinson got out there and removed both Indian openers in no time. Unfortunately he didn't get as many overs as he deserved on day two and Australia suffered as a result. Taking five wickets on this pitch is testament to his importance.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
Took five wickets for the match, including the important wicket of Clarke in the first innings. Looked to get better as the match went on and will continue to cause trouble for the Aussies.
6. Virat Kohli
His ton was largely overshadowed by Dhoni's performance with the bat, but Kohli came to the crease under much more pressure and set the base for Dhoni to dominate later. The Aussies will need to work out a way to trouble him if they are to have any hope this series.
7. Sachin Tendulkar
The little master doesn't seem to be the out-of-form park cricketer he appeared in the series against England. In fact, he looked to have all the tools and resolve we have come to associate with his batting. Danger signs for the rest of the series.
8. Nathan Lyon
Took two of the most important Indian wickets in the first innings (Tendulkar and Kohli) with great deliveries, but they were too often interspersed with long hops and full tosses. He ended up going for 215 runs, but as much as people would love to heap the blame on him, a lot of that goes down to the selection policy and not giving him any support, meaning he had to bowl 47 overs. His last wicket stand with Henriques in the second innings was an example to the top order about how to play spin bowling.
9. David Warner
Built a solid base for the Australians with yet another half century in the first dig, this one under considerable duress given his broken thumb and lack of match fitness. Was unlucky to be given out in the second to Harbhajan Singh.
10. Harbhajan Singh
Will be the spinner most likely to make way for Pragyan Ojha after a disappointing 100th Test. Took just three wickets for the match and earned his captain's ire after getting out to a wild shot when Dhoni was crafting his match-winning innings.
11. Michael Clarke
As expected, Clarke was the mainstay of the Australian batting card, putting together an impressive century. However, he was lacking in other areas. When James Pattinson ripped out both openers quickly, it was on Clarke's shoulders to either heed the advice of sports scientists and manage Pattinson's workload, or go for the throat. Bowling the Aussies' most damaging bowler in three-over spells was a disaster. As captain, he also had a hand in selecting a side with just one front-line spinner, which was another disaster. This meant Clarke bowled himself too often and yet again paid the price looking in discomfort with his back and most importantly dropping Dhoni when he was on 121, which took the match out of Australia's reach.
12. Cheteshwar Pujara
Steadied the Indian ship after Sehwag and Vijay were dismissed cheaply. He missed out on his half century, but still played a valuable role.
13. Shane Watson
Is still yet to prove that he deserves his spot in the Australian batting order on his batting alone. Wasn't helped by the fact that he failed just as badly when given an opportunity as opener as when he batted at No.4.
14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Smashed the record for the Indian ninth-wicket partnership with MS Dhoni in his debut match, which will please him given he had no impact with the ball.
15. Peter Siddle
Toiled thanklessly on the Chennai pitch, but didn't have the blistering pace of Pattinson to give himself any advantage over the batsmen. Provided some handy resistance with the bat in the first innings.
16. Virender Sehwag
Got out cheaply in the first innings and also dropped Warner when he was just 18. Had he held onto the catch, it could have made things much worse for the Aussies.
17. Matthew Wade
Keeping on this wicket wasn't easy, but he did well despite having to wear a few balls for his troubles. Failed with the bat, but he wasn't on his own there.
18. Ed Cowan
Cowan originally earned his spot as an opener on the back of making bowlers earn his wicket and by providing dour defence. Not this game. He danced down the wicket to try and loft Ashwin down the ground in the first innings and was stumped. He concentrated more in the second dig, but was still unable to keep out everything. Dropped Kumar before he had scored, which allowed him to set up his match-winning partnership with Dhoni.
19. Murali Vijay
Is still struggling to find his feet as an Indian opener and presents a major weakness at the top of their innings.
20. Mitchell Starc
Of the four Aussie quicks, Starc looked the least likely to take a wicket. Didn't get the ball to reverse and as a result will be the one most likely to make way for an extra spinner.
21. Ishant Sharma
The life of an Indian pace bowler is never easy. Sharma did what he could on a pitch that was giving him nothing.
22. Phil Hughes
Never looked comfortable in his short stay at the crease in both innings. He was the only batsman to make a duck during the course of the match.
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