Smith: Eye on Australia
Graeme Smith believes South Africa's demolition of Bangladesh has set the team up well for their tour of Australia.
Last Updated: 28/11/08 4:46pm
Graeme Smith believes South Africa's demolition of Bangladesh in the second Test has set the team up well for their upcoming tour of Australia.
Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher posted a record-breaking sixth-wicket stand of 271 to turn the match decisively in the Proteas' favour at Centurion Park.
After going on to complete victory by an innings and 48 runs on Friday, Smith is quickly turning his attentions to Australia and the first Test in Perth on December 17.
"All the guys really worked hard," Smith said on Sky Sports 1. "The bowlers were really at it today; they took advantage of the wicket.
"The intensity with which we played today is the intensity with which we want to play in Australia. It was great to see today.
"We will have all bases covered now and we will be best prepared as we can be, and it will be about going out there and hopefully performing well in the field which we have done over the last year and a half.
"I have every faith with every guy that comes on tour with me to do the job and produce performances to make people of South Africa proud."
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful was left to reflect on what might have been.
"The last two or three series we have played good cricket and unfortunately we have not finished it," he said. "I hope we will learn from being in this kind of position and in the future play well."