Steven Smith © Getty Images
Steven Smith was named as the Man of the Match and the Man of the series © Getty Images

Jan 10, 2015

Australian skipper Steven Smith said India did well to save the Sydney Test.  “The ball spun and bounced but a couple of chances did not go to hand. India did well to hang on. It was nice to get on the horse after dropping a couple”, he said in the post match press conference on Saturday.

About the series the young Aussie skipper told, “Very good series win. That was the most important thing for us. It was a tough day at the office.” About his batting, Smith, the highest run-scorer of the four match series said, “I have enjoyed batting in this series. To make four hundreds in the series is satisfying.”

Speaking about his captaincy and upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the victorious skipper said, “Michael is still there. I am here only temporarily. They are a great bunch of guys and I am proud of the way the boys have played. We are a very good one-day side as well. I am looking forward to the tri-series and then the World Cup.”

The fourth and final  Test between India and Australia ended in a draw after the visitors, chasing a target of 349, signed off at 252 for seven on the Fifth Day. Australia, thereby, won the series 2-0 as the third Test in Melbourne had also ended in a draw.