India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday credited Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb with preventing an Australian defeat in the third Test, adding that although the hosts got into a winning position it was their excellent batting that forced the draw.
"We got ourselves into a very good position," Kohli said after the match. "Losing the toss here was never easy. Not being able to take the field and watching the opposition get big runs was difficult. But we batted beautifully. We didn't expect a 150-run lead. Yesterday two wickets, we thought we had a good chance, but credit to the two batsmen, they batted really well. Guys want to push the barrier, their physical limits, their mental toughness," he added.