STEVE SMITH

  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: 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...
  • I wanted to lead from the front: Steven Smith December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: 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...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton December 17, 2014

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • Looking to go up 2-0 on lively pitch: Steve Smith December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith is excited about the prospect of playing with India on a lively Gabba pitch in the second cricket Test starting on Wednesday and said he wants his team to drive the advantage to go up 2-0 in the four-match series. India had lost the...
  • Thrilled Steve Smith promises aggression as Australia captain December 15, 2014

    Brisbane: One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith said on Monday, that, getting elevated to the position was an "amazing thrill" even as he promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India. Smith was named captain...
  • Profile of Australia's new Test cricket captain Steve Smith December 15, 2014

    Profile of Australian cricketer Steve Smith who was named on Monday as his country's 45th Test captain. * Born June 2, 1989 in Sydney. * Started his career as a promising legspin bowler and middle order batsman but is now primarily a batsman. * Made his debut for Australia aged 20 in a...
  • Michael Clarke has shown unbelievable courage: Steve Smith December 10, 2014

    Adelaide: Australian batsman Steve Smith feels skipper Michael Clarke has shown "unbelievable" courage in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and played "beautifully" on Wednesday battling severe back pain to score a century on day 2 of the first cricket Test against India. After retiring at the score...
  • Injured Steve Smith likely to be fit ahead of first Test against India November 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting December 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced on Monday. Smith guided Australia to a remarkable win in the fifth One-Day International...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa November 19, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • Smith should serve apprenticeship for captaining Australia: Stuart Clarke November 18, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith should serve a captaincy apprenticeship at the helm of Australia's one-day team as Test skippers Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did before him, former pacer Stuart Clark said Tuesday. Clark's views come at a time when Cricket Australia (CA) looks to avoid saddling Smith with the...
  • I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat. Early in Pakistan's first innings, Clarke was clearly unimpressed with Smith, who was fielding close to the pitch and engaging...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep October 13, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing a modest 232-run target, Pakistan needed just two runs in the final over but Maxwell (2 for...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's middleorder batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his legspin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the triseries in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the titleholders and...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • 3rd Test: Clarke hundred leads Australia to 494 for 7 on Day 2 March 2, 2014

    Cape Town: Only the rain could stop Australia captain Michael Clarke on day two of the third Test against South Africa as the tourists reached a commanding 494 for 7 on Sunday. Clarke reached his 27th Test century in the morning, then spent the afternoon converting it into an unbeaten 161....
  • 1st Test: Shaun Marsh scores ton to put Australia in control on Day 1 vs SA February 12, 2014

    Late callup Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten century in his first Test in two years to lead a middleorder recovery as Australia closed at 297 for four on the first day of the first Test against South Africa on Wednesday. Marsh, who arrived only on Sunday as an emergency replacement for...
  • Smith happy to take back seat to rescueartist Haddin January 3, 2014

    Sydney: If Steve Smith was at all irritated by spending the press conference after hitting his third Test century on Friday talking almost exclusively about his Australian teammate Brad Haddin, he hid it very well. Smith's 115 was his second century of the series and helped Australia to finish the opening...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless 115 and a 128run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • Ashes members Bailey, Smith, Warner released for Big Bash December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) will release Ashes team members George Bailey, Steve Smith and David Warner to play in the opening round of the Twenty20 Big Bash League (T20 BBL). The T20 BBL matches will be played across Australia throughout December, January and February and the final is scheduled Feb 7....
  • 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...
  • Smith has last Ashes laugh on England: Press July 19, 2013

    Sydney: Steve Smith, once the butt of the England team's jokes, had the last laugh as Australia started and finished well in the second Ashes Test, newspapers said on Friday. England, boosted by Ian Bell's third hundred in successive Ashes matches, fought back from an early collapse at Lord's on Thursday. Yet...
  • Jackson Bird, Steve Smith stake claim for Ashes berth July 4, 2013

    Sydney: Fast bowler Jackson Bird and allrounder Steve Smith have staked claim to an Australian berth for the first Ashes Test against Australia starting Wednesday in Nottingham. Bird, claimed 44 in 19 balls en route to his 438 from 20 overs while Smith made a dazzling 68 not out, during...
  • IPL 6: Inform RCB look to sail past struggling Pune April 22, 2013

    Bangalore: After registering a facile win over Rajasthan Royals, tabletoppers Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to continue their winning streak when they face Pune Warriors in Game 31 of IPL 6 on Tuesday. A confident RCB are on a roll after winning five matches they have played at home this...
  • IPL 6: Aussieinspired Pune Warriors outclass CSK in big win April 15, 2013

    Chennai: Clutch innings from two Australian imports at either end of Pune Warriors 20 overs set up a matchwinning total of 159 for 5, which was made to appear like a lot more for Chennai Super Kings against a superb catching performance. Aaron Finch took on a strong CSK...