Steve Smith: ‘We have to win one more game to clinch the series’

After a sensational victory in the opening Test, Steve Smith believes that Australia could only be "a couple of sessions" away from retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Smith believed that the surface would be good for run-making early on before aiding spin in the first Test match.   -  AFP

After a sensational victory in the opening Test, Steve Smith believes that Australia could only be "a couple of sessions" away from retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

"We know that we have to win one more game to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Things can happen very quickly here in India especially at the back-end of a game.

“We could only be a couple of sessions away from winning. So obviously we have to come into the game with that mindset and adapt to the wicket," he said here on Friday, ahead of the second Test.

The pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has been the subject of much discussion since the end of the first Test. Smith believed that the surface would be good for run-making early on before aiding spin.

"We were looking at their latest series against England where in the first innings there were some big runs scored and then the pitch deteriorated. Looking at this wicket, I think it will be similar to those games against England," he said.

"The last wicket we played on, we thought 250 was a good total. On this occasion, we need to have a lot more than that.”

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