New Delhi: "It's not a Day One wicket", were Australian all-rounder Steven Smith's first words after the visitors once again struggled to come to terms with the Indian spinners on a crumbling Feroz Shah Kotla track in New Delhi on Friday.
The pitch had been termed a "day three wicket" by former players for having plenty of cracks even before the match had begun.
"It's not the day one wicket I am used to playing on. It has broken up pretty early. It will get tougher and tougher to bat throughout this match," Smith told reporters at the post-match press conference.