Australian batting mainstay Steve Smith on Tuesday conceded that he has let seasoned Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dictate terms in their duels so far, something that “I’ve probably never let any spinner do in my career”. Smith has been enduring a horror run in the ongoing Test series against India, failing to play any knock of significance so far.

The series is currently level at 1-1 after India secured an eight-wicket triumph in the second game in Melbourne on Tuesday.

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“I probably haven’t played Ashwin as well as I would’ve liked. I probably would’ve liked to have put him under a bit more pressure,” Smith told SEN Radio about his struggles against Ashwin, who dismissed him for a nought in the first innings of the just-concluded game.

“I’ve sort of let him dictate terms and that’s something I’ve…

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