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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steve Smith

Sydney: Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that the pitches did not "break up quite as much as expected" during the four-match cricket Test series against India and it hampered the home side's chances of winning by a bigger margin.



After winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane, Australia could have had better results in the remaining matches, but they failed to grab 20 wickets each time, thus settling for a 2-0 series victory.

The wickets haven't broken up quite as much as we thought they might. I don't know the reasons for that. But it's been tough and the bowlers have toiled extremely hard throughout these four Test matches. I am really proud of the way they've gone throughout these games," Smith said at the post-match press conference.

Chasing a stiff target of 349 for victory, India suffered a dramatic collapse in the post tea session but somehow managed to eke out a draw by finishing on 252 for seven in 89.5 overs on an absorbing fifth day's play of the fourth Test here at the SGC on Saturday.


It has been a tough series for Australia from an emotional point of view with the loss of Phillip Hughes in late November and the whole rescheduling thereafter. Regular captain Michael Clarke, too, just played the first Test and mid-series Smith was appointed as the new skipper after he pulled out injured.

"We can be extremely proud of this series win," said Smith. "From the first game in Adelaide, the boys showed a lot of heart to go out there and play the way we did. To win that first Test was extremely big for us. There have been some tough moments throughout the series but the way the boys have held themselves has been terrific. We set out at the start to win the series and we did that 2-0 and we are extremely satisfied with our results."

Talking about his captaincy experience, Smith said, "I've really enjoyed it. I've had a great time.

"All the boys have been terrific around the group. A lot of the senior players have been helping me out. The boys have done everything I've asked of them. They've worked their backsides off every day and I can't be prouder of them for the way they've performed throughout this series."

Had Australia held on to their catches in the last two Tests, the margin of defeat might have been different. Smith himself missed a couple chances but pulled out a screamer to dismiss Rohit Sharma today.

"The spider-cam catch was just one of those things. It was right above the wire and looked like it was moving as I was going to the ball. I think it's a great innovation, a great camera, but I think it just needs to be in the right place at the right time to be honest. My other chance where I dropped Virat (in the first innings) could have made a big difference as well.

"Today was one that stuck. Our standards of fielding throughout this summer haven't been up to where we want them to be, so we've got some work to do before the World Cup," Smith admitted.

PTI

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