India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth

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Virat Kohli, Tim Paine exchange verbal blows as Perth Test heads for nail-biting finish

India lost the key wicket of Hanuma Vihari for 28 when he holed out off Mitchell Starc (3-46) and from then on, it was just a matter of time before Australia sealed the win.

Australia squad for Tests beginning in Melbourne on December 26 and Sydney on January 3: Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (capt, wk), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle. 'Nathan bowled really well on this wicket.

The scandal led to lengthy suspensions from Cricket Australia for Bancroft, Smith and opener David Warner and saw Paine appointed as skipper just months after being recalled to the side. Australia had scored 326 runs in their first innings, and 243 runs in their second innings to post a 287-run target for visitors.

It was reported that Kohli belittled Paine as just "a stand-in captain", although India's team management angrily denied he said it.

Channel Seven released vision of the two Indian players engaging in an animated debate between overs during the second session of day four.

Paine, who was involved in a verbal spat with Indian counterpart Virat Kohli on the third and fourth days, said the overwhelming emotion was relief at finally being able to put a dark period in Australian cricket behind them.

Kohli defended the selection of Yadav, who claimed 10 wickets in his last test against the West Indies in October, even though off-spinner Lyon dominated for Australia with 8-106 through his targeting of the expansive rough patches. "Maybe we would have liked 30-40 less to chase", Kohli said at the end of the match.

"As long as there is no swearing and personal attacks then the line doesn't get crossed". 'It's hard work. I am really proud of the competitive and hard cricket we played'.

The test was the first at the new 60,000-seat stadium located in Burswood after a 47-year run at the WACA but crowds were disappointing especially when fierce heat blighted the early part of the match. After a sparkling start to his Test career, where he finished as the Man of the Series against West Indies at home recently, Shaw started his Australian tour with a confident 50 against CA XI.

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