As the hosts closed in on victory australia captain Tim Paine and India Counter-part Virat Kohli clashed on day four of the second Test in Perth.
Paine was batting if the two exchanged words umpire Chris Gaffaney had to measure in at one point.
During India’s 2nd innings, keeper Paine, speaking to Murali Vijay, said:“I understand he is your captain however, you can not seriously like him as a bloke.”
Australia look set to measure the series with India 112-5 pursuing 287 to acquire.
Paine had said prior to the show who”gaining the admiration of our country and fans would be equally as large priority as winning” in Australia’s first home Test series as March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
He and Kohli clashed on day following having a caught behind appeal against Australia’s captain turned down.
Walking past Paine, Kohli thought to his team-mates”If he messes up it, it’s 2-0″, to which Paine replied:”You have got to bat , enormous mind “
The sledging continued during the day when Paine took a quick single after the set .
Kohli into Paine: “I am not saying a word to you, why are you really becoming riled up?”
Paine into Kohli:“I am fine. You’re usually the one that lost it why are you really trying to be trendy today?”
Chris Gaffaney:“Oi, that is enough, that is enough”
Paine: “We are allowed to talk”
You guys will be the captains.”
Paine: “We could have a dialog… there’s no swearing, no…”
Gaffaney: “Tim you’re the captain”
Paine: “Maintain your trendy, Virat!”
Kohli responded with a wry grin.
Think about the state of this game?
On a pitch offering difficult for batting and indifferent bounce, Australia added 60 until Kohli captured Paine off Mohammed Shami for 37 and began to 132-4.
As Australia lost five wickets shami finished with 6-56 but Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc put-on 3-6 to lift Australia out of 207-9 into 243 all out.
K-l Rahul to get a goose bowled with the ball of the second innings of India.
Before Nathan Lyon grabbed the prized wicket of Kohli, captured by Usman Khawaja for 21, cheteshwar Pujara fell for four.
Lyon bowled Vijay for 20, while Ajinkya Rahane was captured by Travis Head off Hazlewood for 30 to leave India reeling.
The tourists, that lead the series 1-0, have just scored at least 287 to secure a Test on 2 occasions.