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'At least my team-mates like me, d***head!' Frustrated Tim Paine sledges Ravi Ashwin during the final day of the Sydney Test... before Australia's captain DROPS a key catch in the next over as India bat their way to an unlikely draw Australia's captain Tim Paine and Indian batsman Ravi Ashwin clashed as the Sydney Test ended in an unlikely draw Australia couldn't find the eight wickets needed to win and take 2-1 series lead  As frustration mounted, wicketkeeper Paine took a pop at the resolute batsman Paine said he couldn't wait to get Ashwin to the Gabba in the decisive last Test Ashwin replied that he couldn't wait to get Paine to India to finish his captaincy  

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 08:43 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 08:49 GMT, 11 January 2021

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Australia captain Tim Paine and India's Ravi Ashwin were involved in some heated sledging as the Sydney Test match ended in a draw.

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Frustration seemed to get the better of wicketkeeper Paine as Australia's bowlers toiled in vain for the five wickets they needed in the evening session to claim victory and a 2-1 series lead.

As Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari dug in for what proved to be a match-saving partnership, Paine, who dropped three catches in India's second innings, aimed a volley of abuse at the batsman - and got plenty back.

Australia captain Tim Paine (left) and Indian batsman Ravi Ashwin (right) got into a heated sledging exchange on the final day of the third Test in Sydney

Australia captain Tim Paine (left) and Indian batsman Ravi Ashwin (right) got into a heated sledging exchange on the final day of the third Test in Sydney

Paine began the exchange by saying he couldn't wait to get Ashwin to the Gabba in Brisbane for the decisive fourth Test. Ashwin retorted that he couldn't wait to get Paine to India

Paine began the exchange by saying he couldn't wait to get Ashwin to the Gabba in Brisbane for the decisive fourth Test. Ashwin retorted that he couldn't wait to get Paine to India

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Referring to Friday's series-deciding Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, where Australia haven't lost since 1988, Paine said to Ashwin: 'I can't wait to get you to the Gabba, Ash, I'll tell you what, woo hoo.'

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