India thrash Australia to maintain Test run

Smith said the presence of two global skippers in Dhoni (former India captain) and Faf du Plessis (South Africa Test captain) in the side will make his job as captain easier.

It was one of several incidents during the bad-tempered series, including Kohli accusing Smith of systematically abusing the decision review system during the second Bangalore Test.

Kohli could reflect with satisfaction after India had continued their long winning run on home soil, since England last beat them in a series there in 2012.

Smith, however, played down India skipper Virat Kohli's jibes at him and said he was not sure if he was one of the "couple of individuals" from the Australian team who Kohli did not want to be friends with.

Test captain Virat Kohli said Border-Gavasker Trophy victory is best series won so far.

"No, it has changed", Kohli said.

"It was very important for a young side to do so and build a team for the future, so that we can give such performances consistently".

India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also received the Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016.

The visitors hit back by taking two wickets in the next over.

It is the responsibility of the home board to comply with the International Cricket Council guidelines which state that the stump mic must be turned off when the ball is dead. However, the BCCI muted the commentary so that Smith's sledge could be heard.

The second and third places in the rankings will be decided after the ongoing Hamilton Test between South Africa and New Zealand. "I have sort of been very intense in my own little bubble and at times I have let my emotions and actions just falter a little bit throughout this series and I apologise for that".

"It's still a few weeks to go before I can be 100% on the field.But these things happen in your career".

"Ajinkya led the team really well".

"Usually what's said on the field should stay on the field".

Players are extremely sensitive about the sound effects being turned up. "I thought he did a fantastic job", the former Australian captain told ESPNcricinfo.

Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for a comment that would not have gone to air had protocols been followed.

  • Julie Sanders