R Ashwin more likely to reach 800 Test wickets than 'not good enough' Nathan Lyon, says Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket-takers in the longest format.
Smith has faced accusations he had been trying to cheat by scuffing up batsman Rishabh Pant's guard at the crease during the tense drawn third Test at Sydney, which left the series locked at 1-1.
India vs Australia: Ian Healy lashes out at Tim Paine, says 'desperate and petty' Aussies overstepped the mark in Sydney
Ian Healy lashed out at Australia skipper Tim Paine for for sledging India's Ravichandran Ashwin on the final day.
India vs Australia: 'Didn't know what to make of it', R Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari recall their heroic marathon vigil
Ashwin came in with a sore back, Vihari had a hamstring tear that severely restricted his ability to run between the wickets. What the two did not lack was the resolve to hang in there and fight.
India vs Australia: Tim Paine's days as Aussie skipper are numbered, won't be surprised if he is sacked, says Sunil Gavaskar
Paine's dropped catches played a key role in the partnership of Hanuma Vihari (23 not out off 161) and Ravichandran Ashwin (39 not out off 128), who batted for more than 42 overs for a 62-run stand to save the Test.
India vs Australia: R Ashwin-Hanuma Vihari show, Steve Smith century headline thrilling drawn third Test in Sydney
Check out photos from the drawn third Test between hosts Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which concluded on Monday.
Ashwin, who made 39 off 128 balls, and Vihari pulled off a remarkable draw for India on day five of the third Test against Australia. Vihari pulled his hamstring at the start of his innings and was struggling to run between the wickets.
India vs Australia: Disappointing a 'very mild' word for racism, this needs to be dealt with iron fist, says R Ashwin
Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day of the match after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a section of the SCG crowd, leading to expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon says Rohit Sharma ‘one of the best in the world’ but hosts have plans for him
Rohit has joined an upbeat Indian team for the last two matches and Lyon is aware of the threat the batsman can pose with his wide range of strokes.
Australia have been all out for 191, 195 and 200 in three out of four innings with Ashwin getting 10 wickets so far dismissing Smith twice and Labuschagne once.
India vs Australia: Sachin Tendulkar feels Aussies' batting lineup unsettled, lauds Indian bowlers' show in second Test
Tendulkar was all praise for Rahane's captaincy as well as his match-changing hundred on a day when batting was difficult under overcast conditions.
The chief architects of the win were, as is the case with almost every overseas triumph, the bowlers. Then there were Ravindra Jadeja, with bat and ball, and centurion Ajinkya Rahane.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane brought calmness in dressing room, says R Ashwin after India win MCG Test
Ajinkya Rahane brought calmness in the dressing room in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said on Tuesday after India recorded an epic series-levelling win in the second Test.
Australia scored 195 and 200 in the lost Melbourne Test as none of the batsmen could get a half-century in the match that India won comfortably by eight wickets to level the series on Tuesday.
India vs Australia: I've let R Ashwin dictate terms, no spinner has done that to me before this, says Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been enduring a horror run in the ongoing Test series against India, failing to play any knock of significance so far.
India vs Australia: 'You can't blame the pitch', Ricky Ponting laments Aussies' poor batting display
India are marching towards a dominant series-levelling victory after reducing Australia to 133 for six at stumps on the third day. The hosts are ahead by just two runs with only four wickets in hand, going into the penultimate day.
India vs Australia: Will be accused of backing a Mumbaikar if I praise Rahane's captaincy, says Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar was impressed with Rahane's field placements as three Australian batsmen— Marnus Labuschange, Steve Smith, and Travis Head—were all caught by fielders deployed at different positions.
The ghosts of Adelaide Oval, where dropped chances might have (or might not have) altered the course of the Test match, had been exorcised.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy, bowlers' show gets hosts out for 195; India 36/1 on Day 1
Bumrah (4/56) and Ashwin (3/35) were the stars but debutant Mohammed Siraj (2/40) also did his bit repaying the faith shown in him with wickets of Marnus Labuschagne (48) and Cameron Green (12) with the old ball.
India suffer horrific batting downfall as Australia pacers run riot in hosts' dominant pink-ball Test victory
Check out photos from the first Test between Australia and India that concluded on Saturday.