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Steve Smith. (AAP)
Steve Smith led from the front as Australia fought back to reach 4-221 at stumps on day two of the second Test against India.

Mitchell Starc (L) and Shane Warne. (Getty)
Australian coach Darren Lehmann has Shane Warne in his sights he described Mitchell Starc as 'soft'.

Brad Haddin and Steve Smith. (Getty)
Steve Smith has been named Australia's 45th Test captain after getting the nod ahead of Brad Haddin.

David Warner and Virat Kohli. (AAP)
Australia batsman David Warner and India pair Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have been fined after incidents during the first Test in Adelaide.

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