STEVEN SMITH

  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 4 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test. Kohli was out in the...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance Yesterday

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*)...
  • Murali Vijay's 55 only face saver for Team India on Day 2 Yesterday

    When Australia finished 259 for five at stumps on day one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it felt that the Indian team might have learned their lessons from the first two defeats. Both teams were looking even as the Indian bowlers made the hosts fight for every run on the...
  • India didn't have an answer for us: Steven Smith Yesterday

    Melbourne: Skipper Steven Smith said on Saturday that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third Test. "It felt pretty good at the crease and things are working well for me. It is nice...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test 2 days ago

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: 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...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 3 days 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 4 days 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 6 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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...