Australia set 287 runs target for India on a hard pitch


Australia squad for Tests beginning in Melbourne on December 26 and Sydney on January 3: Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (capt, wk), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle.

India captain Virat Kohli got quite excited at the fall of each wicket in the Perth test.

Both captains played down the on-field banter during the match, saying it never crossed the line of what was acceptable.

Australia captain Tim Paine was a relieved man after his team beat India by 146 runs in Perth on Tuesday to level the series with their first Test win since the ball-tampering "sandpapergate" scandal that rocked worldwide cricket. "Now to do it at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test is a special feeling".

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And while she wasn't top of the leaderboard, viewer votes alone crowned her the victor on the night just as was predicted. Kevin couldn't contain his emotions after the win, as it's his first time despite getting to the final four times before.

"At the end of the match, you should be able to look each other in the eyes, shake hands and say "great contest", he wrote in a column for Fox Sports.

India captain Virat Kohli batted beautifully for over six hours to anchor the Indian first innings and scored his sixth Test century in Australia. To me, that is disrespectful.

India, the number one Test team in the world, are looking to regroup as they seek to win their first-ever Test series in Australia.

"Nothing compared to 2014", said Kohli, who was part of a bitter feud with former quick Mitchell Johnson during the 2014-15 series. He said he was a changed person - that he was coming in with a different attitude to last time and wasn't going to initiate anything.

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"What we saw this Test says otherwise", he said.

"I feel like at any stage you can throw him the ball".

Virat Kohli had some choice words for Tim Paine at the close of play on day three in the Perth test.

The use of stump mics by the host broadcasters has come under the scanner after a heated exchange between India players Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja has made its way to the public. He lost me then.

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India were dismissed for 140, with spinner Nathan Lyon claiming 3-39 to finish with eight wickets for the match and guide the home team to a drought-breaking success, their first in seven Tests spanning nearly 10 months.