Steve Smith

  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's middle-order batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the tri-series 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 title-holders 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 13, 2014

    Late call-up Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten century in his first Test in two years to lead a middle-order 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 rescue-artist 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 team-mate 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 half-century 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 near-flawless 115 and a 128-run 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 all-rounder Steve Smith have staked claim to an Australian berth for the first Ashes Test against Australia starting Wednesday in Nottingham. Bird, claimed 4-4 in 19 balls en route to his 4-38 from 20 overs while Smith made a dazzling 68 not out, during...
  • IPL 6: In-form RCB look to sail past struggling Pune April 23, 2013

    Bangalore: After registering a facile win over Rajasthan Royals, table-toppers 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: Aussie-inspired 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 match-winning 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...
  • Martyn questions selection of bits and pieces players in Aus team March 6, 2013

    Melbourne: Following the two heavy Test defeats against India, former Australia cricketer Damien Martyn has said the team lacked fighting spirit and questioned the selection of a few "bits and pieces" players in the squad. "I was more disappointed probably by our second innings -- the wicket was hard to...
  • Australia A blunt South Africa quicks on Day 1 November 2, 2012

    Sydney: Two century partnerships helped stymie South Africa's pace attack as Australia A reached 325 for 7 on Friday's opening day of a three-day tour match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Led by the world's No.1 fast bowler, Dale Steyn, the Proteas started strongly, reducing the home side to 44...
  • We're lucky to be in CLT20 final: Smith October 27, 2012

    Centurion: Sydney Sixers' allrounder Steve Smith said his team is lucky to sneak into the Champions League Twenty20 final after fortunes swung like a pendulum in its semi-final clash against Titans. Sixers won the battle of nerves against the Titans last night. Needing eight runs from the final over to reach...
  • Hughes in Australia 'A' team to play South Africa October 26, 2012

    Sydney: Australia will not be fielding any of their Test players in South Africa's opening tour match against Australia 'A' next month, the chief of selectors John Inverarity said on Friday. In announcing the 'A' team to face the Proteas in Sydney from November 2 to 4, Inverarity said the...