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Smith rues ‘brain fade’, enjoys Kohli ‘banter’

Australia skipper Steve Smith described his decision Tuesday to look for guidance from the dressing room after being dismissed in his side’s 75-run defeat to India as a “brain fade”. The Aussie batsman also said repeated exchanges of words with his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli during the tempestuous second Test in Bangalore were just “a bit of banter”. Smith’s lbw dismissal to Umesh Yadav was a major setback to Australia’s 188-run chase, with the hosts eventually bundling the visitors for only 112 in the final…