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Australia vs. India: Tim Paine ribs Marnus Labuschagne over Warne/Symonds comments

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Bumrah racing against time to get fit for Gabba Test after abdominal strain
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By Agencies
On Jan 12 2021

"It needs to be dealt with iron fist", Ashwin told reporters at the post-day press conference.

Paine also dropped three catches over the day's play which eventually played a significant part in Australia not being able to push for victory.

India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has suffered from abdominal strain ahead of the fourth and final Test against Australia that begins at The Gabba from Friday.

Ashwin replied: "Just like we wanna get you to India, may be your last series". Kohli announced late Monday that their baby girl had been born, and he took time to praise India's comeback in the series in his absence.

"At least my teammates like me, d***head". He even used an abusive word during the chatter.

It wasn't the best look, particularly given Paine had already dropped two catches and Ashwin has four Test centuries - four more than Paine.

"If you drop simple catches, Rishabh Pant got two edges, they were not hard catches, the last one which he missed off Vihari was also which he could have left to the first slip", the former India skipper said.

Just before the break there was a near 10-minute interruption to play that saw six fans removed after Mohammed Siraj, fielding on the boundary, complained to the umpire.

Bumrah was seen talking to Indian team physio during the third Test that raised suspicions over his fitness. "So I won't be surprised if there is a change in the Australian captaincy after the series is over", Gavaskar said. Yesterday when I came off the ground my reflection was purely on my wicketkeeping.

"It's a awful feeling knowing that our fast bowlers and our spinner bowled their hearts out and gave everything to the team". I thought we created enough chances to do so, wouldn't say it's deflating, thought there were a lot of positives out of the game and it was an awesome game of Test cricket.

"I've got more Indian friends than you do". Steve Smith contributed 131 runs in the first innings, while Marnus Labuschen was dismissed for 91 runs.

India finished on 334 for five, 73 runs short of the victory target of 407 that Australia had handed them after declaring on 312-6 at tea on Sunday.

Rishabh Pant smashed 12 fours and three sixes in his blazing knock of 97 but during the course of his knock, there was one moment of controversy and it involved Steve Smith.

Australia and India on Monday held on to their top two positions in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings following the engrossing draw in the third Test here.

Asked whether he had set back the regeneration of the Australian team, a long process going back to the infamy of the Newlands scandal in 2018, Paine said he and the team wanted to be known for setting high standards of behaviour, rather than the opprobrium he has faced for the way he carried himself at the SCG.

BBC Sport has contacted Cricket Australia for comment.

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