Watch: Tim Paine tries to sledge, R Ashwin gives it back to him

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Ravichandran Ashwin and Tim Paine had been heard exchanging some sledges within the warmth of the battle over the past session of the drawn SCG Test on Monday, as Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari annoyed the hosts to hold the collection alive at 1-1 heading into the ultimate Test later this week.

On two events, Ashwin was seen backing away from his stance and Paine because the Australia captain grew to become increasingly more vocal as the sport petered out to a draw.

In the 122nd over of the innings, Paine was heard on the stump mic saying: “Can’t wait to get you to the Gabba, Ash,” – referring to India’s reluctance to journey to Brisbane for the fourth Test due to the laborious quarantine guidelines within the metropolis.

“Just like we wanna get you to India, may be your last series,” was the reply from Ashwin.

There was salt on Paine’s wound the very subsequent over. Josh Hazlewood obtained Hanuma Vihari to nick one by way of behind the stumps however a diving Paine spilled the catch. Paine had earlier dropped Rishabh Pant twice in the course of the first session of the day.

Even because the Australians ramped up their aggression within the remaining session of the day, with probabilities of a win going up in smoke little by little as Vihari and Ashwin placed on a block-athon, the Indians held agency and the 2 groups shook fingers with one over left within the day. The two groups will now head to Brisbane for the ultimate Test of the collection.

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