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Players lack pride: Steven Smith

Players lack pride: Steven Smith
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Australia head to Adelaide for the series finale under lights next week with confidence at rock-bottom and pundits demanding wholesale changes to the team\'s roster and staff.

Hobart: Australia captain Steven Smith said he was embarrassed by his team's performance against South Africa and accused his players of lacking pride in their wickets after another batting collapse paved the way to a crushing 0-2 series defeat.

Australia head to Adelaide for the series finale under lights next week with confidence at rock-bottom and pundits demanding wholesale changes to the team's roster and staff.

While giving credit to South Africa's outstanding pace attack, Smith offered no defence for the struggles of his players and instead slammed them for failing to live up to the demands of international cricket.

It's not working. Obviously on the back of five losses there’s going to be a lot talked about in regards to selection and things like that," he said at a candid post-match media conference.

We're not digging in enough, we're not having the pride in our wicket ... Something’s got to change and we’ve got to play a lot better than we have been if we’re going to beat any opposition around the world at the moment," he said.

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