STEVEN SMITH

  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steven Smith 10 hours 52 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steven Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves". He was referring to the aftermath of the Brisbane Test which his...
  • Brad Haddin backs 'outstanding' call to make Steven Smith captain 2 days ago

    Brad Haddin has backed the elevation of Steve Smith to the Australian Test captaincy in place of the injured Michael Clarke for the remainder of the India series, despite being overlooked for the caretaker role himself. As vice-captain, the 37-year-old wicketkeeper would have been first cab off the rank for the...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test 4 days ago

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • Steven Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Ryan Harris 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Harris, who is nursing a quadriceps strain and is racing against time to be fit for the...
  • Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise on India's part: Steven Smith 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended here on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 6 days ago

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • High-five Josh Hazlewood makes most of his chance 1 week ago

    Josh Hazlewood had to wait a while for his Test debut but no one can accuse him of wasting his chance when it came after he became the 33rd Australian to take a five-wicket haul on debut in the second Test against India on Thursday. The 23-year-old paceman, who has long...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 1 week ago

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...
  • Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Kallis December 17, 2014

    South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith. "I can only speak from an outsider's point of view that Steve looks like a guy who is well respected," Kallis...
  • Steven Smith named Australia's Test captain; Clarke's career in doubt December 15, 2014

    Melbourne: Steven Smith will captain Australia's Test team for the rest of the series against India, with regular skipper Michael Clarke's career in serious doubt due to persistent injury problems. Batsman Smith, aged 25 years and 195 days, becomes Australia's youngest Test captain since Kim Hughes who was named in 1979...
  • Persistent rain, brawny Clarke and elegant Smith were the talking points of Day 2 December 10, 2014

    A day which had the potential to be an intriguing contest between bat and ball turned out to be a day dominated by rain, poor bowling and brilliant batsmanship as the Indians chased leather for most part of the day. Play resumed ten minutes late due to overnight rain and all...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Smith November 22, 2014

    Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday's fifth ODI in Sydney. The Australians reeled in South Africa's 267 for eight with a thrilling century from Steve Smith to claim a three-wicket win over...
  • 4th ODI: Smith ton seals Australia's series win over South Africa November 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best 104 from 112 deliveries to register his second ODI hundred as the Australians passed South Africa's 267 for eight with six balls...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey...
  • Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI against South Africa November 13, 2014

    Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Smith was named man-of-the-series when Australia swept Pakistan 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates, but will be...
  • Pakistan close on series win over Australia after Misbah-ul Haq's blitz November 2, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Misbah smashed a 56-ball hundred, equalling West Indian legend Viv Richards's...
  • 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...