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Traditionally, India are poor starters, especially while playing away from home. The Boxing Day Test of 2007 was a prime example of this fact. Batting first, Australia put up a competitive 343 on board courtesy yet another ton from Matthew Hayden and a half-century from Phil Jaques.

Although India failed to show the intensity with the bat and hence lost the first Test against Australia by 122 runs, the on-field rivalry with players from both sides rubbing each other the wrong was very much there.

Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds scripted a fantastic recovery with a record fifth wicket partnership to lay the foundation for Mumbai Indians'comfortably 37-run victory over Deccan Chargers match 27 of IPL-4. There couldn't have been a better birthday gift than a M win for Sachin Tendulkar who turned 38 on Sunday.Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds scripted a fantastic recovery with a record fifth wicket partnership to lay the foundation for Mumbai Indians'comfortably 37-run victory over Deccan Chargers match 27 of IPL-4. There couldn't have been a better birthday gift than a M win for Sachin Tendulkar who turned 38 on Sunday.

When Andrew Symonds was picked up by Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season Four players' auction in January, almost instantaneously there was talk about sparks flying in a dressing room that the Queenslander would have to share with his nemesis the man who most Australians, including Symonds, claim curtailed his international career.