After a good show in the first innings in Melbourne, they faltered in the second and that was a wake-up call.
"2-1 is probably a pretty fair reflection of how we've played the series so far".
History doesn't matter to him, asserts India skipper Virat Kohli but says winning a maiden Test series in Australia at the SCG would "definitely be big" because that's where the transition started for the team under his captaincy.
Their comments were widely interpreted as deflecting all blame onto Warner, with some former players slamming them for unnecessarily dredging it back up on Boxing Day, the most revered day in the Australian cricket calendar.
Bumrah's haul was the best by an India pace bowler in Australia and the 25-year-old leads the series standings with 20 wickets, three more than Australia spinner Lyon.
Shane Warne is now busy doing commentary for the ongoing Test series between India and Australia. I am really happy with it.
Having impressed for Lahore Qalandars, the pair of got a chance to play in Australian club cricket for Hawkesbury.
Cummins, however, did not rule out the possibility of appointing a fast bowler as the captain and in such a scenario has backed Josh Hazlewood for the vice captain's role. In a year when the World Cup will be swiftly followed by the return Ashes bout, Cummins said that training adequately to prepare for format changes, when workloads were so closely monitored, remained a major challenge for him. When I saw him the first time I had thought (whether) he could last long with this kind of action, but he has. Virat Kohli & Co. had thrashed Australia by 137 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series and retain the Border-Gavaskar series.
Cricket writer Ben Horne claimed Burns' push for a Test recall was "arguably the most compelling case of all".
Intrigue over Australia's inability to extract reverse swing this summer continues as in-form paceman Pat Cummins made it clear he and his fellow quicks were determined to provide plenty of movement in the upcoming Sydney Test as Australia look to level the series. "Also, It's not just the batting that needs serious attention, the bowling stats for 2018 aren't good", Warne had tweeted.However, the all-rounder isn't too interested in the job and is concentrating on his efforts on the field. Instead, team India batted in the remaining few overs on day 3. "We'll be looking to pick the best XI that we think is the best combination to win this Test and the wicket will play a part in that".