David Warner - 5: Caught hooking after a breezy Sehwag-esque 1st innings 37 and played on to a very loose shot early in the Australian 2nd innings. Partnership with Cowan looks a promising contrast of styles. Great catch to seal the win.
Ed Cowan - 7: Looked instantly at home on Test debut and was undaunted by the 70,000 crowd and bowler friendly conditions to produce a retro-style Test innings from an opener that would have had Geoff Boycott licking his lips. The main feature of his 68 was his sound judgement and when and when not to leave - something that deserted him second time around.
Shaun Marsh - 2: Looked rustier than the rustiest nail on the rustiest old wreck at the bottom of the ocean, which was hardly surprising given he was more undercooked after his recent back injury than a raw piece of meat. The obduracy he displayed in his Test career previous to this will be needed for the rest of the series.
Ricky Ponting - 8: Crucial fifties in both innings on a tricky pitch when Australia had been teetering on the brink of further collapses showed that still has the appetite. But his long famine without a hundred now streches to a biblical 33 innings. His once formidable conversion percentage too now completely eludes him with only two of his last 20 fifties having been converted into tons. Will the famine end in Sydney?
Michael Clarke - 5: Outfoxed by Zaheer on Boxing Day and beaten by a beauty from Ishant second time around. Captaincy continues to be enterprising, skilful and bold, which was epitomised when opting to bat after winning the toss in swinging and seaming conditions similar to those that Australia had been shot out for 98 on Boxing Day last year.
Michael Hussey - 7: As at Brisbane in the 1st Ashes Test last year, Hussey rose from his death bed just when the last rites were being read. His 2nd innings 89 probably saved his Test career and perhaps his side from emulating the dreaded 47 all out of just a few weeks ago. The rumour that Hussey is actually a particularly resilient cockroach in a cunning disguise is still so far unproven - see also Michael Hussey is not dead.
Brad Haddin - 4: For once showed some responsibility during his partnership with Siddle on the first evening before reverting to type the next morning and then being dismissed to the latest in a long line of woeful dismissals in the 2nd innings. Jarrod Kimber says that he'd prefer Tim Paine instead of Haddin even though he doesn't have any hands and he may well be right.
Peter Siddle - 8: A good Test for the Victorian with six wickets and Tendulkar's scalp in both innings including a pearler in the first that helped inspire Australia's fightback with the ball. Another useful cameo with the bat - his 1st innings 41 was the seventh time in his last 17 Test innings that he has hit a score of 20 or more. They'll be calling him an all-rounder next.
James Pattinson - 9: A second man of match award in only his third Test - as many as Jason Gillespie managed in his entire career - and it was richly deserved too. He sustained hostility, pace and a testing length throughout and combined six wickets with 55 unconquered runs - with his second innings 37 being a career best that ultimately put the game out of India's reach.
Ben Hilfenhaus - 9: The shadow of the bowler that featured in last year's Ashes series was well and truly gone as the big Tasmanian took his first Test five-for and seven wickets in all with a wonderful display of accurate fast-medium bowling. Like Pattinson, also added useful runs in both innings too.
Nathan Lyon - 6: Not a great wicket for a spinner and he only bowled 22.5 overs in the match. But he was tidy enough against the best players of spin in world cricket and even had the honour of taking the final wicket to fall.
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