Wouldn't have lasted 5 days however well the batsmen would've batted. That just sucks (esp. for a guy on vacation who is looking to watch as much cricket as possible. ;-))
If we're going to prepare pitches to mentally disintegrate the opposition, we should present them *before* the opposition is already mentally disintegrated. As evident from the Aussies' fielding in the final test, they'd already caved mentally: 40 extras in a low-scoring game, no fewer than 15 (!) runs off overthrows, and a couple of absolute sitters shelled in a tight run-chase. Plus all the stupid and unnecessary verbals. Couldn't tell whether the pitch was more crumbly or the Aussies' mental make-up. The after-effects of PowerPoint-gate, perhaps.
LOL at all the complaints about Chennai and Hyderabad, and silence about the pitch at Delhi, which I think might actually invite ICC censure.
For a paying spectator like me, a pitch that just about stretches 4 innings over 5 days is the holy grail...***whether it is dusty, or is spin friendly, or pace friendly. #1 requirement for me: it needs to be wallet-friendly! Now what should I do with the next 2 days of vacation? A pitch that has no hope of ever going into day 5 is the worst type of pitch for my wallet, and my wallet is more important than anything else.