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Smith happy to be back in South Africa for first time since Sandpapergate

02 February, 2020 4:34 pm 4:34 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Australia batsman Steve Smith says his reception in South Africa has been “lovely” on his first tour since the infamous ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal, but expects that to change when he steps onto The Wanderers on Friday. Australia take on hosts South Africa in the first match of a three-game Twenty20 International series at … Read More

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Australia lock down top order after big win without Smith runs

11 November, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Captain Tim Paine thinks Australia might have found a top order for the foreseeable future after putting together an innings of 580 with minimal contribution from Steve Smith in their victory over Pakistan in the first test on Sunday. Smith was a colossus when Australia retained the Ashes in England earlier this … Read More

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Smith powers Australia to T20I series lead against Pakistan

11 November, 2019 6:28 pm 6:28 pm

CANBERRA – Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan with a comfortable seven-wicket win in Canberra on Thursday, 5 November. Steve Smith’s unbeaten 80, his highest T20I score since August 2015, helped steer Australia’s chase of 151, a target they eventually achieved with nine balls to spare. At the … Read More

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Babar Azam, Smith included in draft for ‘The Hundred’

10 October, 2019 3:16 pm 3:16 pm

LONDON (Web Desk) – Pakistani batsman Babar Azam and Australian Steve Smith has been included on the list in draft for “The Hundred”. ‘The Hundred’ is turning out to be a star studded affair as renowned international cricketers have been named in the upcoming tournament organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Babar … Read More

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Smith says short ball tactic played into his hands

09 September, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

LONDON (92 News) – After scoring a sublime 211 at Old Trafford in the fourth Ashes Test, star Australia batsman Steve Smith explained how England may have played into his hands by bowling short. Smith had copped a nasty blow from a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s, which caused him a delayed concussion, forcing him … Read More

Smith in control as Australia end wet first day on 170-3

09 September, 2019 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Rain caused a delay of over two hours after … Read More

Smith goes from crease to nets ahead of Ashes return

08 August, 2019 9:28 am 9:28 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Steve Smith continued his buildup for the fourth Ashes test by heading straight to the practice nets after being dismissed in Australia’s tour match against Derbyshire. Smith missed Australia’s one-wicket loss to England in the third test at Leeds after he was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the second match … Read More

‘Frustrated’ Khawaja to lead Australia in tour match

08 August, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

LEEDS (Reuters) – Under-pressure Australia batsman Usman Khawaja is “frustrated” after failing to convert a number of starts in the Ashes series but insists his batting is in a good place as he looks for form in the tour match against Derbyshire. Khawaja, who will captain Australia in the three-day match while regular skipper Tim … Read More

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Smith regains No 2 spot in Test rankings, Karunaratne at an all-time high

08 August, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

LONDON (92 News) – Steve Smith, who followed up his twin tons at Edgbaston with a 92 at Lord’s in the second Ashes Test, has reclaimed the No 2 spot in MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen. Jofra Archer, meanwhile, has debuted at No.83 on the bowlers’ ranking. Smith’s 92 in the second Ashes … Read More

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Smith, Wade centuries put Australia in charge of first Ashes Test

08 August, 2019 2:47 am 2:47 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Steve Smith hit his second century of the Test match, and Matthew Wade also notched a ton, as Australia seized momentum and opened up a formidable lead over England in the first Test at Edgbaston. Smith (142) became the first player to record twin Ashes hundreds since Matthew Hayden in 2002, … Read More

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Great players always stand up when you need them: Pattinson lauds Smith

08 August, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has backed Steve Smith to once again rescue his team with the bat, with the No.4 standing unbeaten on 46 at the end of third day’s play at Edgbaston. Smith, like he has so often over his illustrious Test career, has stood out as Australia’s mainstay … Read More

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Proud Smith revels in ‘one of my best hundreds’

08 August, 2019 10:07 am 10:07 am

After scoring a fantastic 144 on his return to Test cricket, Australia batsman Steve Smith rated the knock as one of the best of his 24 centuries. While the innings had all the hallmarks of a classic, it was the circumstances that it came in that made it more memorable for Smith, who last played … Read More

Smith century leads Australia recovery in Ashes opener

08 August, 2019 11:44 pm 11:44 pm

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Australia’s Steve Smith struck a superb 144 on his return to the side as they recovered from 122-8 to reach 284 all out against England in the first innings of the first Ashes Test before the hosts saw out two overs unscathed at Edgbaston on Thursday. David Warner, who was banned … Read More

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Pakistan fans will not boo Smith in World Cup: Sarfaraz

06 June, 2019 9:56 pm 9:56 pm

LONDON (AFP) – Sarfaraz Ahmed insists Pakistan fans won’t boo shamed Australia star Steven Smith during their World Cup match in Taunton on Wednesday. Pakistan fans are expected to make up a large chunk of the crowd in the west country and there are fears they might follow the example of the India supporters who … Read More

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Timid Warner still proves himself a World Cup match-winner

06 June, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Australia’s David Warner showed little of his menacing hitting and brash in-your-face approach as he made his return to the international arena at the World Cup. But he has evidently lost none of his match-winning form. The 32-year-old was back for a first official ODI outing after a year-long ban and … Read More