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

Australia won a Test match for the first time since March's ball-tampering controversy as they beat India in Perth to level the series at 1-1.

The last man to fall was Jasprit Bumrah, who went for a big shot but only succeeded in skying a chance back to bowler Pat Cummins.

"I'm relieved personally", he said. It's been a bruising test match. "Australia played better cricket than us and deserved to win".

'We have some inexperienced players in terms of Test matches played.

The struggles of the Australian batsmen were a far cry from the command of Kohli as he anchored his team's first innings.

Kohli was in the thick of things from go to whoa on Sunday, as his classy century, a debated dismissal and haughty histrionics dominated a drama-packed day.

'We always had the belief we could do it, but they were more relentless and pitched the ball in the right area for long enough to put us in trouble'. "But if we have to make some changes I am sure will talk about that at some stage", he said.

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Australia had scored 326 runs in their first innings, and India replied with 283 runs, thanks to Kohli's 25th Test hundred, thus conceding a lead of 43 runs.

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch and Travis Head each compiled half-centuries in the first innings and Usman Khawaja grabbed another as Australia tallied 243 in the second.

Even Kuldeep Yadav, who was seen carrying drinks on the ground and Mohammed Shami, who was bowling at that moment, found stepping in to separate the two confronting players.

His state captain at Baroda, Kedar Devdhar, confirmed as much at the post-match press conference, and the same was confirmed by the BCCI which said Pandya was joining the squad as an additional member for the final two Tests of the series.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is under fire for his over-the-top celebratory antics, as the second cricket test with Australia hangs in the balance.

Despite the lively and at times unpredictable wicket, Kohli said the Indians were confident they could chase down the target, but paid credit to the Australian bowlers. Incidentally, Kohli was the captain in that game too, though as a stand-in.

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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