STEVEN SMITH

  • Doolan's ton takes Australia to 273/8 against Pakistan A on Day 2 October 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Alex Doolan hit an elegant century and Steven Smith continued his fine batting form by scoring 58 on the second day of the four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Thursday. Doolan hit a dozen boundaries and three sixes in his knock of 104 off 194 balls before he was...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steven Smith October 8, 2014

    Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over game. The righthander's 101 in Sharjah on Tuesday was the backbone of Australia's 255 for eight, which set up...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe August 29, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said Williamson from...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Rajasthan, IPL7, Match 52 May 23, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Punjab, who lost to Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, are currently on top of the table with 18 points from 12 outings. On the other hand, Rajasthan have 14 points from 12 matches and were pushed to the fourth...
  • IPL 7: Smith, Faulkner overshadow Yuvraj as RR beat RCB by 5 wickets May 11, 2014

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday saw one of the most incredible runchases in T20 history when Steven Smith and James Faulkner snatched a win from Royal Challengers Bangalore's as Rajasthan Royals overshadowed Yuvraj Singh's heroics to chase down 190 and win by 5 wickets. Chasing a stiff target,...
  • I have matured as a Test batsman, says Steven Smith May 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Young Australian batsman Steven Smith, who is playing for Rajasthan Royals in this season's Indian Premier League, feels he has matured as a Test batsman but is also eager to regain his spot in his country's limited overs team. "When I first started playing I played as a spinner and...
  • Faulkner changed the match in our favour: Steve Smith April 30, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals signed off their UAE leg campaign of IPL 7 with a nailbiting Super Over win over Kolkata Knight Riders and senior batsman Steven Smith credited the Jaipur outfit's success to fellow Australian James Faulkner's triple strike in the penultimate over. Defending 152 for 5, Faulkner (3...
  • South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: as it happened March 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: David Warner thumped a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands on Saturday. The wicket was flat and the tourists...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 February 13, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day1 Roundup: Shaun Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with a fighting century as Australia overcame a poor start on the first day at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Australia were 297 for 4 at the close. They were reeling...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Perth Test, Day 2 December 14, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Steven Smith posted his first hundred on home soil to help Australia recover from another stuttering toporder performance and reach 326 for 6 at stumps on Friday on day one of the third Ashes Test. After winning the...
  • Steve Smith savours career defining Ashes ton December 13, 2013

    Perth: A crucial unbeaten century on the opening day of the third Ashes Test against England at the WACA Ground in Perth was a career highlight for young Australian batsman Steve Smith. Smith, 24, went into the match under some pressure to perform with the bat, having scored just 60 runs...
  • 3rd Ashes Test: Smith's 103 helps Australia recover to 326 for 6 December 13, 2013

    Perth: Steven Smith posted his first hundred on home soil to help Australia recover from another stuttering toporder performance and reach 326 for 6 at stumps Friday on day one of the third Ashes Test. After winning the toss and batting for the third consecutive Test, Australia slumped to 143 for...
  • The Ashes, 5th Test Day 3: As it happened August 23, 2013

    Click here for live updates from the Oval England innings: End of over 116: England reached 247 for 4 at stumps on day three, with Ian Bell (29*) and Chris Woakes (15*) still at the wicket. Mitchell Starc took two wickets for the visitors while Ryan Harris and Nathan Lyon got...
  • Steven Smith relieved after maiden Test ton August 23, 2013

    London: Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for 9 declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had already...
  • Smith's maiden ton powers Australia to big score August 23, 2013

    London: England reached 32 for 0 at stumps on Thursday, trailing Australia by 460 on day two of the fifth Test at the Oval. Alastair Cook and Joe Root are the not out batsmen on 17 and 13 respectively, having batted through a tricky period after Australia declared on 492...
  • Shane Watson's big ton gives Australia command August 21, 2013

    London: Shane Watson hit his first century in 25 Tests to help Australia move to 307 for 4 at stumps Wednesday on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against England. Under pressure following his poor form all series with the bat, Watson smashed 25 fours and a...
  • England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, day 2: As it happened August 2, 2013

    For live updates from the match, CLICK HERE. England innings: End of day 2 England 52 for 2: The second day of the third Ashes Test also belonged to Australia except the fivewickethaul for Graeme Swann. England made a slow start in reply to Australia's massive total. Peter Siddle picked u[p...
  • 3rd Test: Clarke's ton drags Australia back into Ashes series August 1, 2013

    Manchester: Michael Clarke dragged Australia back into the Ashes series by hitting his 24th Test century against a lackluster England on Thursday, taking the spotlight away from more umpiring controversy on the opening day of the third Test. The captain became the first Australian to make three figures this series as...
  • Cricket Australia investigates obscene tweet July 20, 2013

    London: Cricket Australia chiefs were forced to investigate an obscene message on the organisation's official Twitter feed which slammed a controversial decision to give England star Ian Bell not out during the second Test at Lord's on Saturday. Australia thought they had dismissed Bell for just three runs before tea on...
  • Bell hits ton before Australia's late comeback July 18, 2013

    London: Ian Bell's third century in consecutive Ashes Tests led an England recovery on day one of the second Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday, as the home side reached 289 for 7 at stumps. Bell came to the crease with his team in deep trouble on 28 for 3,...
  • 1st Test: Anderson, Finn put England slightly ahead on day one July 10, 2013

    Nottingham: A breathless opening day to the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge saw Australia reach 75 for 4 at stumps on Wednesday, trailing England by 140 runs. In an electrifying evening session, the hosts were dismissed for 215, with Peter Siddle claiming 5 for 50, only for England to roar...
  • IPL 6: Pune chase winning run against struggling Hyderabad April 16, 2013

    Pune: What looked to be the two weakest IPL teams after their standings in the last season bottom and second from bottom Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader seeking to outdo the each other. Pune are...
  • 4th Test, day 1: Lower order drags spin-weary Australia to 231 for 8 March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Australia's trial by spin continued into the first day of the fourth Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla, where they lost six wickets to slow bowling on an already cracking surface to finish on 231 for 8. Nine-five of those runs came through stubborn resistance from the eighth...
  • 3rd Test, day 3: Debutant Dhawan dominates record opening stand of 283 March 16, 2013

    Mohali: Australia's tour of turmoil has run into a new tormentor: Shikhar Dhawan. In Chennai it was MS Dhoni, in Hyderabad it was Cheteshwar Pujar and Murali Vijay, and on Saturday in Mohali up stepped Dhawan with the fastest debut century in Test history - a confidence-coated, boundary-laden 283 that...
  • As it happened: 3rd Test, Ind v Aus Day 3 March 16, 2013

    Live Updates from day three of the third Test between India and Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Day 2 summary: From 139 for 0, Australia were pulled back to 273 for 7 by stumps on a long second day. Once again it was spin that produced most...
  • 3rd Test: Smith the key as India look to bowl out Australia on day three March 15, 2013

    Mohali: India will come out searching for ways to dislodge Steven Smith on the third morning at the PCA Stadium, following the batsman's resolute innings of 58 on Friday that helped Australia add 122 runs from the time Phillip Hughes was dismissed. India need three wickets to bowl Australia...
  • 3rd Test, day 2: Jadeja, Ishant reduce Australia to 273 for 7 March 15, 2013

    Mohali: From 139 for 0 - their best start all tour - Australia were pulled back to 273 for 7 by stumps on a long second day at the PCA Stadium. Once again it was spin that produced most of the wickets, with Ravindra Jadeja excelling with 3 for 56...