STEVEN SMITH

  • Steven Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Steven Smith will lead Australia in Friday's tri-series match against England in absence of suspended George Bailey, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. Opening batsman David Warner has also been rested from the one-day international at Hobart to recover from a sore hamstring, CA added in a statement. Shaun Marsh and Cameron...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Tri-series January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • Confident of being fit for World Cup: Michael Clarke January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Named Australia's captain for next month's World Cup despite being out injured right now, Michael Clarke on Sunday said he is confident of participating in the marquee tournament for which he has to prove his fitness by February 21. The World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New...
  • India in Australia: Consistent Kohli's inconsistent India falters again January 11, 2015

    A Test series win in Australia still remains a pipe dream for India as once again a tour Down Under has gone by where the visitors were caught napping, crouching and fighting for their survival on an occasion which was apt to take home the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the opposition...
  • Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steven Smith January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Australia skipper Steven Smith said on Saturday that the pitches did not "break up quite as much as expected" during the four-match Test series against India and it hampered the home side's chances of winning by a bigger margin. After winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane, Australia...
  • We have given a tough fight to Australia: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He "hates" defeats but Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said that he was not too disappointed by the Test series loss to Australia as his team put up a tough fight, displaying "intent and character" all through. The Indians lost 0-2 after drawing the last two matches and Kohli,...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • 4th Test: Team India on back foot as bowling disappoints again January 9, 2015

    In 8 innings of the Test series, India have leaked 3113 runs in 754.1 overs at 4.12 runs per over, bowling out Australia only twice. ...
  • Australia captain Steven Smith breaks Don Bradman's record January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Steven Smith's record-breaking spree continued after the Australian skipper eclipsed one of Donald Bradman's longest standing marks against India on day four of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. According to foxsports.com.au, Smith's incredible run of form continued as he passed Bradman's record...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • Disappointing fielding for second Test in a row: Darren Lehmann January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said he is disappointed with the fielding efforts put by his team in the last two matches after skipper Steve Smith today dropped two crucial catches to let India off the hook on the third day of the final cricket Test here. Smith on Thursday put...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • KL Rahul overcomes debut jitters with maiden ton at SCG January 8, 2015

    Young Karnataka opener KL Rahul announced his arrival to Test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test against Australia. After being promoted as an opener, the 22-year-old batsman looked solid in his approach, ripping apart the Australian attack with...
  • Steven Smith blames 'Spidercam' after dropping KL Rahul January 8, 2015

    What is a bird's-eye view worth? That's the question television executives and cricket officials were confronted with after a camera suspended above the field distracted Australia captain Steve Smith as he attempted to take a catch during the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India opener Lokesh...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 January 8, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for...
  • India on the mat as Australia drive the fourth Test January 7, 2015

    The first morning of the Test match did not quite turn out to be the way Virat Kohli would have liked it to be and by the end of the second day, it is almost a no brainer for him to understand that losing the toss has turned this Test...
  • 4th Test: Australia pile on the runs, India trail by 501 January 7, 2015

    The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for 7 declared and Murali Vijay's third-ball duck put India on the back foot. Australia,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Day 2, 4th Test January 7, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's third...
  • 4th Test: Warner, Smith hammer poor India on Day 1 January 6, 2015

    Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's third century of the series. Australia didn't hesitate to bat first...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 1 January 6, 2015

    (For updates on Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A series that began on a tragic note in Australia will end with the reminder of that painful incident, which snatched Phillip Hughes away from his loved ones. Emotions will no doubt take over the players before they...
  • India's last chance of redemption in New Year Test at emotional Sydney January 5, 2015

    A series that began on a tragic note in Australia will end with the reminder of that painful incident, which snatched Phillip Hughes away from his loved ones. Emotions will no doubt take over the players before they come to terms with it once again, and while Australia will want...
  • Smith looking forward to going up against 'emotional' Kohli January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Relishing the challenge of squaring off against new Indian captain Virat Kohli in the fourth and final cricket Test here, Australian skipper Steve Smith on Monday described his rival number as an "emotional character". "M S Dhoni has been a terrific leader for India for a long period of time....
  • Steven Smith might be a bit more aggressive during 4th Test: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath feels Australia captain Steven Smith's delayed declaration in the drawn third Test against India was a one-off call and he expects the young leader to continue the team's tradition of playing "hard" in the coming days. "We've been spoilt here in Australia with the attacking...