India won Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory
India lost just one Test in this home season of 13 Tests and ended it with a victory in this hard and bitterly-fought series in which both teams have looked each other in the eye but neither has blinked. This is also the fourth consecutive series victory at home for India against Australia after 2008/09 (2-0), 2010/11 (2-0) and 2012/13 (4-0).
Smith mouths Indians ‘cheats’ as bad blood boils
: On a day Australia struggled to contain their anger and frustration right from the morning session, their captain Steve Smith was caught uttering the words “f****** cheat” when Murali Vijay claimed a low catch in the slip region to seemingly bring an end to Australia’s second innings
Australia batting coach Graeme Hick offered a more mature response, saying, “I haven’t seen or heard anything of that (Smith’s comment)… that’s for other people to comment on. But having fielded in slips, sometimes you’re not 100% sure. Vijay would have felt that go into his fingers and felt it was a clean catch. Once it has been reviewed maybe fielders should stand and wait.”