An irate Virat Kohli accused Australia of repeatedly overstepping the mark Tuesday after India stunned the visitors by 75 runs in an ill-tempered second Test to level the series 1-1. The Indian captain was furious at opposite number Steve Smith for seeking guidance from the dressing room over his dismissal, something the rules forbid, during a thrilling encounter in Bangalore. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets as Australia, needing 188 for victory, collapsed to just 112 half-an-hour into the final session on day four after tempers frayed between the world’s top two sides. The umpires had to cool the players down after Kohli was enraged by Smith looking over to his backroom staff as he decided whether or not to go for a review after being ruled out lbw off Umesh Yadav following a low delivery. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

“We take our decisions on the field ourselves. We don’t ask for confirmation from upstairs,” fumed Kohli,” stopping short of calling the Australians cheats but implying it. “I saw that happening two times when I was batting out there. I pointed that out to the umpire as well that I have seen their players looking upstairs for confirmation. And that’s why the umpire was at him. When he turned back the umpire knew exactly what was going on. We observed that, we told match referee and the umpire that it’s been happening for the last three days and it has to stop,” the Indian captain continued. Full cricket updates: India vs Australia, 2nd Tests, Day 4

“There is a line that you don’t cross on a cricket field. Sledging and playing on the opponent’s mind is different but I don’t want to mention the word but it falls in that bracket. I would never do something like that on the cricket field,” Kohli added.

(With inputs from AFP)