'Elite honesty', two words which have been pinned to the Australian dressing room and two words which according to coach Justin Langer which should define the way his team plays the game.
The ongoing series has been played in good spirits, and the normally abrasive Australians have been quiet and the players have been focusing more on their game. On the other hand, the Indians have not shied away from firing volleys at the opponents, and captain Virat Kohli has been very aggressive on the field with his words and has kept chirping away from his position on the field.
Tim Paine, who has generally been quiet behind the stumps, finally spoke out and when India were under pressure in their chase of 287, the Australian captain directed his words towards Murali Vijay.
Vijay was on strike, India had lost two wickets and he was accompanied by captain Virat Kohli at the other end.
Paine goes after Vijay, Kohli
"Murali, I know he's your captain. But you can't seriously like him as a bloke..."Tim Paine told Murali Vijay during his innings.
This was followed by the wicket of Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay, both of whom perished to Nathan Lyon.
Earlier, Australia dragged on and gave India a total of 287 to chase which was always going to be a difficult prospect on a pitch. India got off to a shocking start as they lost KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara in a matter of minutes. Kohli and Vijay then looked to steady the ship, but twin strikes from Lyon pushed back the Indian effort.