Disappointed skipper Smith pats his wards for giving it their all

 India needed just 87 runs on Tuesday morning to win the fourth Test and the series, but the Australian captain Steven Smith said they held the belief of fighting back into the contest. "You've always got to have that belief.

We looked back to that first game and we bowled India out for 100 twice, so that was our message this morning, to have the belief and strange things happen, cricket's a funny game and you never know. Right to the last ball, the guys believed that we could do the job and unfortunately today wasn't our day. We were outplayed by India and they thoroughly deserve to win this series 2-1,” Smith said.

"Obviously right now, a bit of disappointment. We have fought very hard throughout this series and to fall over at the final hurdle, it hurts and the boys and the room are hurting. We have played a good style of cricket over here, we have competed in every Test match and for that I am really proud of the boys.”

Smith said his side has taken giant strides keeping in mind their record in the sub-continent.

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