India did the unthinkable by beating Australia 2-0 and regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Very few people gave India a chance of beating Australia but India not only defeated them, they did it in convincing style. India outplayed the best team in the world in every department.
The Indian batting shone in almost every innings and made the Australian attack look toothless. The openers set the tone in almost every game and the middle-order barring Rahul Dravid built on that. Dravid's form is perhaps the only area of concern for the Indians but he's too good a player to be short of runs for too long.
The Australian bowling-attack never looked like taking 20 wickets in a match, which is obviously a minimum requirement to win a Test. They managed to bowl India out twice only once in four Tests which underlines their ineffectiveness.
Despite the lack of a quality spinner in their ranks everyone expected a more spirited or perhaps more strategic approach from Australia. They're known to have plans for every player and every situation but they seemed quite clueless on more than a few occasions on this tour.
The Indians, meanwhile, not only seemed to have their plans ready but they also executed them to perfection. Whether it was a different line of attack in Mohali from the fast bowlers or a slightly negative line of attack in the last Test to dry up the runs, India managed to change gears almost at will and with that the momentum on various occasions.
The Indian bowling asked more questions than the Australians had answers for. The Australians must've been prepared to play a lot of spin as the Indians are traditionally known to bank on their spinners to do most of the damage, but the quality of fast bowling India displayed surprised Australia.
India have a top-quality new-ball attack at their disposal in Ishant and Zaheer. While Zaheer is a seasoned campaigner and swung both the new and the old ball appreciably, Ishant bowled with a lot of vigor and aggression. Both managed to get the ball to reverse swing and laid bare the Australian batsmen's weakness to handle it successfully. It reminded me of the famous Ashes series in 2005 in which the English bowlers too exploited this very weakness in the Aussie batting line-up to produce a remarkable series win.