Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said he is disappointed with the fielding efforts put in by his team in the last two matches after skipper Steve Smith yesterday dropped two crucial catches to let India off the hook on the third day of the final cricket Test here.
Smith today put down two tough catches and gave lives to centurions KL Rahul (110) and India skipper Virat Kohli (140 not out) as the visitors finished the third day at 342/5, still trailing by 230 runs. "It was good overall but it was only the captain today wasn't it?" Lehmann said jokingly.
"But yes it was disappointing to not take those chances. They are tough chances, but you still have to take those on a wicket like this where we needed to speed the game up today.
We need to take those chances and that's now two Tests in a row. There is still a lot of time in this game. We fielded pretty well last summer. It's been two odd Test matches to be honest, because we fielded quite well in the first two.
Now we have to create more chances to get 20 wickets and that's not what you need on such kind of wickets. We've got to make sure we take those chances and we haven't."