Kohli-Smith bad blood continues off the field

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Jadeja also came in for a special mention from the India captain.

"He's a terrific physio and he obviously does a great job for them", said Smith. "If there's anything called momentum in cricket, it's with our side at this moment", Smith told reporters after the match.

"So I'm sure they're hurting a little bit".

Expect high fireworks and a hard fought battle between the two teams.With the series level at 1-1, the Dharamsala Test becomes a virtual final. "But Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb batted really well", he said.

Handscomb made 72 not out, his third test fifty, to help Australia finish on 204 for six before the players shook hands.

Both India and Australia have been at par with each other, with the latter winning the first Test in Pune by a mammoth 333-run margin, while the hosts completed a memorable comeback in to clinch the second Test by 75 runs. "I don't know the number of runs he has scored, but he has contributed throughout and he's not been spoken about or been the focus too much, but I think he deserves much more than that", added Kohli.

Australia was put in for eight overs until stumps, a spell that cost them with the tourists at 23-2 when play ended. They didn't look like they would get out for a while. I'm really proud of the way they did that. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma trapped Matt Renshaw lbw for 15 in the morning session after an altercation between the two players seemed to have affected the left-handed batsman's concentration. He tried to pad away a vicious turning delivery from Jadeja but it spun from outside leg to rattle the right-hander's off stump.

The skipper was full of praise for Cheteshwar Pujara who was handed the man of the match award for his huge double ton in India's first and only innings while he also gave kudos to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who is proving to be a valuable asset with the bat. All the bowlers bowled very well but Jadeja in my opinion was standout.

"KL Rahul (67) and Murali Vijay (82) batted beautifully but the partnership between Pujara and Saha is the best I have seen", said Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Australian daily also alleged that Kohli launched a scandalous attack on skipper Steve Smith and the Australian team where he accused of them being systematic cheats, but refused to apologise or provide any concrete evidence.

The Australians entered the series as longshots to trouble India in any way, let alone win a test against a team that had been unbeaten in its previous 20 tests on home soil and is ranked No. 1. Some of the well known pundits of the game blamed the pitch, they said it was playing slow and was coming onto the bat well.

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