Smith plays mind games as Kohli praises Aussie team

Smith plays mind games as Kohli praises Aussie team

RANCHI, India Australia skipper Steve Smith said Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh lived up to his expectations after the middle order batsmen scripted the team's great escape in the drawn third test against India on Monday.

# Handscomb and Marsh have faced 373 balls to share a partnership of 124 for the fifth wicket - the most by an Australian pair in the second innings vs India, eclipsing the 336 balls while adding 139 runs for the fifth wicket between Jason Gillespie and Damien Martyn at Chennai in 2004-05.

Showering praise on Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha, Smith said: "It was a long time in the field and credit to India, they played beautifully".

Ravindra Jadeja (2-6) bowled David Warner (14) in the sixth over with a delivery that turned in sharply after hitting the rough outside the left-hander's off-stump. "I think it will be just similar sort of thing with Richie making sure that cricket is the victor this week", Smith said.

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"He's looked pretty good without going on to make a score for us".

With the pitch not offering any assistance, skipper Virat Kohli made the pacers Umesh Yadav and Ishant to bowl wide of the off-stump, meaning Australia didn't get any easy runs. Ravindra Jadeja has the next best tally - 67 wickets at 22.98 in 12 Tests in the present season.

"Dharamsala, no different from what I have done here. We have given our best here, and as long as we keep doing that, I am sure we will get ourselves into winning positions". Proud of the way the boys stuck it out. That's what we want to be.resilient. They didn't look like they would get out for a while. Both batsmen reached their half-centuries and quite possibly the most important of their careers given the state of the game and their respective forms, and blunted the Indian attack with high-level of concentration. The 25-year- old's famed temperament came to the fore as he seemed remarkably at ease with the arduous challenge despite playing just his seventh Test.

But the Australians, who won the first test by 333 runs and lost the second test by 75 runs at Bangalore after a second-innings collapse, batted with determination and grit to ensure the series will be alive in the last game.

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'On day five, wicket slows down anyway. "I've never spent 210 overs in the field before", he said.

Kohli feels that people don't understand the importance of Pujara and what he brings to the Indian Test team.

Earlier, Renshaw and Smith, resuming the battle from overnight total of 23/2, were cautious against Jadeja, who bowled unchanged from the South Pavilion End.

It wasn't so much about Handscomb's runs as the minutes and balls he soaked up in a game-changing partnership with Shaun Marsh.

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