Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

We were clear about bowling tactics - Tim Paine

We were clear about bowling tactics - Tim Paine

While the Australian team has been reeling under the pressure offered by the Indian team after the second day of their fourth Test in Sydney, the skipper Tim Paine has retained his composure, which was evident in a phone call he attended during a press conference.

The fourth and final test match of the series between India and Australia so far has belonged completely to the hosts who managed to put on 622/7 in their first innings before skipper Virat Kohli made a decision to have a go at the Australian openers late during the second day's play.

Numerous remainder of the questions Paine faced revolved around how Australia, who travel to England for an Ashes series later this year, could get better.

"We always have a discussion post-game but in terms of being on a different page, no", he said.

"I think the bowlers wanted one thing, Tim wanted one thing", Saker said while speaking to ABC Grandstand. "Yesterday afternoon - and to be fair probably the first hour in the morning then the first hour after lunch - we got it slightly wrong".

"It can sometimes look like that, but we know what we're trying to do".

"Big MS (Dhoni) is back in the one-day squad too, we might get him (Pant) down to the Hurricanes. we need a batter", Paine was heard saying on the stump mic.

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"The easiest thing to do is to throw in the towel but we won't be doing that", he said.

"When you're playing sport at the highest level and you don't perform as you should you're going to cop criticism".

"We know we've come up short with the ball the last two Test matches".

Cheteshwar Pujara's masterful innings completely wore down Australia's bowling attack and set the template for Rishabh Pant to score his hundred as well.

India might have lost Hanuma Vihari (43) in the first half of the day, but it didn't affect their intentions of nearly knocking Australia out of the match.

After play he was quizzed on Fox Cricket about reports of tactical differences inside the dressing room but denied that was the case.

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