Steve Smith Rues Missed Chances, Proud of Series Win vs India

Updated: 10 January 2015 14:08 IST

Following the draw at Sydney, Australia's young skipper Steve Smith says he enjoyed batting and leading the side to a series win over India.

Steve Smith Rues Missed Chances, Proud of Series Win vs India
Australia captain Steve Smith with the trophy after defeating India 2-0 in the Test series. © AP

With a nail-biting draw going till the final over in Sydney, Australia wrapped up the four-match Test series 2-0 against India on Saturday. (Match report | Day 5 Highlights | Scorecard)

Young Australian skipper Steve Smith expressed disappointment at missing a few chances on the final day that could've triggered a victory, but said he was proud of leading Australia to a series win.

"A very good series win and that's the most important thing for us. It was just one of those days when little edges didn't go to hand but I'm very proud of the team," said Man-of-the-Match Smith at the post-match presentation ceremony. "I have really enjoyed captaining these guys, they played their hearts out today." (Also read: Kohli scores runs by the dozen as Aussies fail to tame his batting)

Smith, who finished the series as the leading run-scorer with a mammoth tally of 762 runs, also said he enjoyed batting in the series.

"Really enjoyed this series, some pretty flat wickets and I have enjoyed batting. To make four hundreds in a series is very satisfying."

Like a sporting skipper, Smith did not stop short of praising his opposition on what he termed as a tough day's cricket.

"Tough day in the office for us. We did not get the variable bounce we were expecting on a day five pitch. Credit to India for the way they played today."

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