We Were The Better Team, Deserved to Win: Virat on Aus Victory

Kohli celebrates a wicket

We Were The Better Team, Deserved to Win: Virat on Aus Victory

We stuck at it pretty well. "It was a tough day yesterday".

"I think Travis (Head) did it really well, I think Marcus (Harris) did it well in his first Test match".

Rahul hit a big six off Pat Cummins as the pair grew in confidence and they were racing along before Mitchell Starc enticed Vijay into nicking an attempted drive to Peter Handscomb in the slips and he was out for 18. "I don't think he was going to get away with it", he said.

"We are just hoping the tail-enders, particularly 9-10-11, show a bit more application than they did today".

"They put a price on their wicket and we certainly expected them to fight". "Here the wickets are slightly flatter because you get bounce, but you have to be consistent". That's why it's called Test cricket.

Asked if Australia's intent was to attack the Indian bowling at all, he said, "You want to attack all the time but sometimes it's not that easy".

The late wicket (Kohli) was a good thing for them.

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has questioned the relevance of on-field cricket umpires after India's Ishant Sharma bowled a number of no balls which went uncalled.

Play had started 30 minutes early to make up for rain disruptions on Saturday, with Australia needing an early breakthrough to build on the momentum after Virat Kohli fell to Lyon near the close on day three. The off spinner also got rid of left-handers Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh after lunch. It brought Nathan Lyon to the crease and he got the pulses racing with a quick 38 to set up a tense finale before Hazlewood departed.

Ashwin, however, nabbed just before tea, as the ball brushed his gloves before looping up for keeper Rishabh Pant to claim an easy catch.

"After the day's play I knew there'd be a lot of comments about, like Sachin's comments, I knew that's what they'd say", Langer told Fox Sports.

In the most recent Shield match at Adelaide Oval, he scored an unbeaten 163 as Western Australia chased down 313 in the fourth innings to beat South Australia.

Talking about Head's inexperience, who did score 72 runs in the first innings, the spinner said, "We are a very young cricket side and we are striving, building and training our backsides off to be the best cricket side we possibly can be". The barbs - once expected as Australia pushed for wickets and were denied by successive DRS verdicts on day three - were absent. "If we capitalise on that it will leave us in a very good place in this match".

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