1. Cricket: Australia's Steve Smith defends actions after petty act caught on camera against India  New Zealand Herald
  2. Paine's days as captain numbered: Gavaskar  Otago Daily Times
  3. Cricket: 'Shocked' Steve Smith denies poor sportsmanship against India  Newshub
  4. Ashwin and Vihari recall magical SCG partnership  ESPNcricinfo
  5. Paine rues missed opportunities  DAWN.com
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Australian cricketer Steve Smith has defended his actions during the third test.Australian cricketer Steve Smith has defended his actions during the third test.

Cricket: Australia's Steve Smith defends actions after petty act caught on camera against India - NZ Herald

India legend Sunil Gavaskar has stepped up his attack on Tim Paine, declaring the wicketkeeper's behaviour on Monday was unbefitting of a leader...

Paine's days as captain numbered: Gavaskar | Otago Daily Times Online News

The Aussie batsman says he was using a visualisation technique, not trying to scuff up Rishabh Pant's guard.The Aussie batsman says he was using a visualisation technique, not trying to scuff up Rishabh Pant's guard.

Cricket: 'Shocked' Steve Smith denies poor sportsmanship against India | Newshub

"Both of us went numb and blank for a while; we didn't even celebrate towards the end""Both of us went numb and blank for a while; we didn't even celebrate towards the end"

Aus vs Ind 3rd Test - R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari recall magical Sydney partnership

The last time India batted as long and with as much character to draw a Test was in 1979. Sunil Gavaskar made 221The last time India batted as long and with as much character to draw a Test was in 1979. Sunil Gavaskar made 221

There are times when technique is less important than courage - The Hindu

In episode 658 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta puts into context how India stonewalled Australia’s push for victory.In episode 658 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta puts into context how India stonewalled Australia’s push for victory.

Why India enjoys Sydney draw more than Melbourne win — mystique of Test cricket

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The tenacity to cling on despite being pushed to the brink and its ability to resurrect simply make it sublime.The tenacity to cling on despite being pushed to the brink and its ability to resurrect simply make it sublime.

Incredible India rises from brink- The New Indian Express

Australia’s captain, Tim Paine, has defended Steve Smith after he was accused of deliberately scuffing away the guard of the India batsman Rishabh PantAustralia’s captain, Tim Paine, has defended Steve Smith after he was accused of deliberately scuffing away the guard of the India batsman Rishabh Pant

Tim Paine defends Steve Smith over crease-scuffing claim | Australia cricket team | The Guardian

Australia superstar Steve Smith has broken his silence over the actions that sparked international outrage among cricket legends and fans on day five of the third Test against India.Australia superstar Steve Smith has broken his silence over the actions that sparked international outrage among cricket legends and fans on day five of the third Test against India.

Australia v India: Steve Smith responds to controversy over bizarre antics on day five of SCG Test | Sporting News Australia

Three weeks ago, after running through India for just 36 in Adelaide, Australia’s Test attack were being compared with the best of all time. The second innings blitz prompted suggestions that the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitch Starc, combined with the spin of Nathan Lyon, could conclude their collective careers as […]Three weeks ago, after running through India for just 36 in Adelaide, Australia’s Test attack were being compared with the best of all time. The second innings blitz prompted suggestions that the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitch Starc, combined with the spin of Nathan Lyon, could conclude their collective careers as […]

The 131-over rearguard that propelled this series into an instant classic

Thinks Australia’s pace unit and spinner Nathan Lyon created enough chances to bowl out India for a win.Thinks Australia’s pace unit and spinner Nathan Lyon created enough chances to bowl out India for a win.

Paine rues missed opportunities - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

R Ashwin faced 128 deliveries for his 39, while Hanuma Vihari played 161 for his 23.Ashwin faced 128 deliveries for his 39, while Vihari played 161 for his 23.

R Ashwin in Pain, Could Hardly Stand This Morning, Says Wife Prithi

Their bodies were crippled with injury and lusty blows on the body, but it couldn’t prevent Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin from scripting a rearguard for the ages.Their bodies were crippled with injury and lusty blows on the body, but it couldn’t prevent Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin from scripting a rearguard for the ages.

Mind over matter: Vihari and Ashwin script a rearguard for the ages | Sports News,The Indian Express

In a column written for The Daily Mail, Lloyd wrote that Paine's act from behind the stumps has left him ‘flabbergasted’.In a column written for The Daily Mail, Lloyd wrote that Paine's act from behind the stumps has left him ‘flabbergasted’.

If someone had talked to me like Paine did to Ashwin, I'd have lost all respect for them, says David Lloyd | Hindustan Times

Cricket News: Legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels "desperate and petty" Australian team overstepped the mark with its on-field behaviour on the final day of the Cricket News: Legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels "desperate and petty" Australian team overstepped the mark with its on-field behaviour on the final day of the

Desperate and petty Australia overstepped the mark in Sydney Test: Healy | Cricket News - Times of India

Hanuma Vihari's cricketing upbringing includes this heart-melting and inspirational moment from a time when he was just 12 years old and had lost his father.Hanuma Vihari's cricketing upbringing includes this heart-melting and inspirational moment from a time when he was just 12 years old and had lost his father.

Hanuma Vihari's courage stems from THIS emotional moment at the age of 13

Tim Paine apologised for his on-field behaviour during the drawn third Test against India, saying that his leadership wasn't good enough and he ended up "looking like a fool" by sledging Ravichandran Ashwin.Tim Paine apologised for his on-field behaviour during the drawn third Test against India, saying that his leadership wasn't good enough and he ended up "looking like a fool" by sledging Ravichandran Ashwin.

‘Paine’ful apologies: Aussie skipper says leadership wasn’t good, ended up looking like fool | Sports News,The Indian Express

Tim Paine apologised for his on-field behaviour during the drawn third Test against India, saying that his leadership wasn't good enough and he ended up "looking like a fool" by sledging Ravichandran Ashwin.Tim Paine apologised for his on-field behaviour during the drawn third Test against India, saying that his leadership wasn't good enough and he ended up "looking like a fool" by sledging Ravichandran Ashwin.

‘Paine’ful apologies: Aussie skipper says leadership wasn’t good, ended up looking like fool | Sports News,The Indian Express

Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.

Ashes hostilities begin as British media targets Smith, Paine | Sports News,The Indian Express

It was an incredible show of endurance, grit, determination, tenacity, resilience and what have you. The script for the last day of the third Test against Australia was written by an injured Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin, who took many blows to his body. It was an epic unbeaten partnership of a mere 62 runs but made of 289 balls in nearly four hours, in the face of adversity, aIt was an incredible show of endurance, grit, determination, tenacity, resilience and what have you. The script for the last day of the third Test against Australia was written by an injured Hanuma

A Test with a historic display of endurance and grit | Deccan Herald

For the stand-in captain , the result was “as good as a win” for Team India, who had been under pressure from the very first day of the TestFor the stand-in captain , the result was “as good as a win” for Team India, who had been under pressure from the very first day of the Test

Salute to show of character - Telegraph India

A sixth-wicket association between Ashwin and Vihari that lasted 259 deliveries ensured a draw for the visitors at the SCGA sixth-wicket association between Ashwin and Vihari that lasted 259 deliveries ensured a draw for the visitors at the SCG

Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari emerged as heroes after they thwarted Australians' efforts to register a win at the Sydney Cricket Ground and take 2-1 lead in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Ashwin is now being praised for his epic reply to Australian skipper Tim Paine, who made a desperate attempt to unnerve the Indian bowler by sledging.Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari emerged as heroes after they thwarted Australians' efforts to register a win at the Sydney Cricket Ground and take 2-1 lead in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Ashwin is now being praised for his epic reply to Australian skipper Tim Paine, who made a desperate attempt to unnerve the Indian bowler by sledging.

"Can't wait to get you to India, it'll be your last series": Ravichandran Ashwin's epic reply to Tim Paine on sledging is winning hearts on internet

Tim Paine admitted he let Australia's bowlers down with three dropped catches as India ground out an...Tim Paine admitted he let Australia's bowlers down with three dropped catches as India ground out an...

Paine 'let Australia bowlers down' with costly dropped catches in India draw

The injury woes of the Indian cricket team continue as the hero of Sydney Test, Hanuma Vihari, is unlikely to feature in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba in Brisbane, starting January 15, due to a hamstring tear that could keep the 27-year-old out of action for a considerable time.  According to a report in PTI, Vihari was taken for scans after the end of the Sydney Test and reports are expected by Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The injury woes of the Indian cricket team continue as the hero of Sydney Test, Hanuma Vihari, is unlikely to feature in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba in Brisbane, starting January 15, due to a hamstring tear that could keep the 27-year-old out of action for a considerable time.  According to a report in PTI, Vihari was taken for scans after the end of the Sydney Test and reports are expected by Monday evening or Tuesday morning. 

Hanuma Vihari ruled out of Brisbane Test, Shardul Thakur favourite to replace Ravindra Jadeja, Sports News | wionews.com

Four-Test series now headed for a befitting climax at BrisbaneFour-Test series now headed for a befitting climax at Brisbane

Sydney Test: Indian batsmen rekindle romance of the fifth day | Icc – Gulf News

Despite being injured, they put together a valiant, unbeaten partnership of 62 runs off 256 balls to secure a draw and keep the series level.Despite being injured, they put together a valiant, unbeaten partnership of 62 runs off 256 balls to secure a draw and keep the series level.

Watch: Ashwin and Vihari talk about their epic partnership and playing through pain in Sydney Test

Despite being injured, they put together a valiant, unbeaten partnership of 62 runs off 256 balls to secure a draw and keep the series level.Despite being injured, they put together a valiant, unbeaten partnership of 62 runs off 256 balls to secure a draw and keep the series level.

Watch: Ashwin and Vihari talk about their epic partnership and playing through pain in Sydney Test

Australian captain Tim Paine has apologised after launching an ugly tirade at India's Ravi Ashwin in the drawn Sydney Test.Australian captain Tim Paine has apologised after launching an ugly tirade at India's Ravi Ashwin in the drawn Sydney Test.

Post 'sandpaper-gate' another Australian skipper in hot water, says sorry

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Australian selectors will give the young opener time to prove his fitness after he sustained a shoulder injury while fielding in the drawn third Test at the SCG.Australian selectors will give the young opener time to prove his fitness after he sustained a shoulder injury while fielding in the drawn third Test at the SCG.

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Australia captain took the lead in abusing Ravichandran Ashwin, but he defends Steve Smith over crease-scratching anticsAustralia captain took the lead in abusing Ravichandran Ashwin, but he defends Steve Smith over crease-scratching antics

Tim Paine apologises for Australia's sledging: 'My leadership wasn't good enough'

Ind vs Aus: Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has praised India skipper Ajinkya Rahane's "outstanding" tactical move to elevate Rishabh Pant up the order, enabling the tourists to snatch a draw in the the third Test.Ind vs Aus: Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has praised India skipper Ajinkya Rahane's "outstanding" tactical move to elevate Rishabh Pant up the order, enabling the tourists to snatch a draw in the the third Test.

Ind vs Aus: Brad Haddin praises Rahane's "outstanding" captaincy

Former Indian captain and the current president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, has heaped high praise on Team India and especially on the trio of Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, and Ravichandran Ashwin for spearheading the visitors to an epic draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Former Indian captain and the current president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, has heaped high praise on Team India and especially on the trio of Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, and Ravichandran Ashwin for spearheading the visitors to an epic draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Time To Win The Series: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly Sets Eyes On The Final Test

India captain Ajinkya Rahane has praised several teammates for pushing through the pain barrier as his battered side seek to complete a series boilover in Bri...India captain Ajinkya Rahane has praised several teammates for pushing through the pain barrier as his battered side seek to complete a series boilover in Bri...

Skipper Rahane praises Indian resilience | Mandurah Mail | Mandurah, WA

If you are thinking along such lines, look no further than India’s 5th-day rearguard in the 3rd test against the Aussies, a flawlessIf you are thinking along such lines, look no further than India’s 5th-day rearguard in the 3rd test against the Aussies, a flawless

India’s 5th day rearguard and the timeless beauty of Test cricket

Battered and bruised Team India pulled off a memorable draw on the fifth and final day of the Third Test against Australia at the SCG on Monday.Battered and bruised Team India pulled off a memorable draw on the fifth and final day of the Third Test against Australia at the SCG on Monday.

Desi Cricket Fans Want to Send 'Lagaan' Squad for Brisbane Test to Rescue Injured Team India

Cricket World Player of the Week - Ravichandran AshwinCricket World Player of the Week - Ravichandran Ashwin

Cricket World Player of the Week - Ravichandran Ashwin

Steve Smith has revealed the heavy toll the furore over the vision of him appearing to scuff Rishabh Pant’s batting marks as cricketers leapt to the Aussie star’s defence.Steve Smith has revealed the heavy toll the furore over the vision of him appearing to scuff Rishabh Pant’s batting marks as cricketers leapt to the Aussie star’s defence.

Cricket 2021: Australia Vs India, Steve Smith, cheating, scuffing guard, Rishabh Pant, ‘conspiracy theories’

England pacer Stuart Broad has slammed Tim Paine over his nasty remarks about Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Day 5 of the 3rd Test match between India and Australia at the SCG. England pacer Stuart Broad has slammed Tim Paine over his nasty remarks about Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Day 5 of the 3rd Test match between India and Australia at the SCG.

My leadership wasn't good enough, I let the pressure of the game get to me, says PaineMy leadership wasn't good enough, I let the pressure of the game get to me, says Paine

Aussie skipper Tim Paine apologises for sledging India's Ravichandran Ashwin | Cricket – Gulf News

Darren Gough has called out Steve Smith for blatant cheating during Austrlia's controversial draw with India in Sydney. The tourists batted superbly on day five to salvage a draw, but...The Aussies didn't cover themselves in glory.

Australia cricket: Steve Smith branded a cheat by by Darren Gough | Metro News

Injured wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant could be retained in India's depleted XI as a specialist batsman for the final Test after his plucky knock at the SCG. The t...Injured wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant could be retained in India's depleted XI as a specialist batsman for the final Test after his plucky knock at the SCG. The t...

Injury-riddled India mull Pant's best fit | The Inverell Times | Inverell, NSW

Tim Paine might be the funniest guy of both sides, he might very well have the best banter, but is that really of any use if he cannot back it up with performances? The Aussie skipper, today, embarrassed himself by dropping Vihari, moments after unsuccessfully unsettling Ashwin with some ‘chatter’.Tim Paine might be the funniest guy of both sides, he might very well have the best banter, but is that really of any use if he cannot back it up with performances? The Aussie skipper, today, embarrassed himself by dropping Vihari, moments after unsuccessfully unsettling Ashwin with some ‘chatter’.

Twitter reacts to Tim Paine ‘dropping SCG Test’ moments after failing to unsettle Ashwin with chatter