Australia v India day five snapshot


"We are going to win the first ball in the first over, and show a lot of fight and pride in playing for Australia".

The verbal volleys continued between the two sets of players on the fourth day of the third Test between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

"You have to give everything that you have to win a series away from home", said the batsman, who has now won 11 Tests overseas, equalling the national record of former skipper Sourav Ganguly.

"Hats off to the whole team for sticking together, believing in themselves and being obsessed".

"It's a great opportunity".

Talking about the goals for the final Test, Paine said: "That's the goal for us, to win the Test and draw the series". "The best thing about this win would be to bounce back again".

"I think that takes more mentally out of you than starting a series well, so I think that's why this victory is more special for the bowlers", he said. I am really happy to contribute to the team's success. Both sides are considering twin-spin attacks, on a pitch that is expected to take turn. Labuschagne has taken seven wickets at 22.42.

Resuming on Saturday on 54-5, India declared on 106-8 after a facing a further 10.3 overs, setting Australia 399 runs to win.

Kohli went on to praise Bumrah for his performance in the game following that in Perth where he had picked up five wickets.

Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the best bowler in world cricket now with 48 wickets in his debut Test season.

Cummins snared 6-27 in India's second innings then top-scored with 63 to push the contest into a fifth day.

The comments from the players follow remarks made by a few of Australia's commentators on air during the Test that downplayed the first-class structure in India by the likes of Kerry O'Keefe and Mark Waugh.

In fact, it has been India's batting which let the team down in the tours of South Africa and England with only Virat Kohli making a consistent impact, along with Cheteshwar Pujara. In reply, Australia managed 151. - Australian captain Tim Paine on their batting woes.

STEVE Smith and David Warner were the elephants at the MCG for Australian cricket, on and off the pitch.

"It's been an interesting year, a hard year. the silver lining is in the next few months we've got some world-class players available", Paine said after the third Test loss.

Paine said Australia's inexperienced batting lineup was "learning on the job". "Leading the series for the first time in Australia".

"At the moment it's challenging and everyone's frustrated", Paine said.

Aaron Finch (eight), Marcus Harris (22), Usman Khawaja (21) and Shaun Marsh (19) all departed cheaply.

Bumrah was supported well by Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. Speaking to reporters at the post-match press conference, Paine said: "It is inexperience".



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