STEVEN SMITH

  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    (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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...