[98] The second Test in Port Elizabeth saw a slower pitch as Smith made 49 and a duck and South Africa levelled the series 1–1. [165] Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over. In 2014, Martin Crowe described Smith as one of the young Fab Four of Test cricket along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. However, Smith's hundred was in vain as India chased down the target in the 48th over, India winning the series 2–1. While Australia's last tour in the British Isles was in 2013, the emergence of England's Joe Root and Australia's Steve Smith saw an awaited clash to determine the better batsman in the upcoming series. [23] In the final match, the Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets while chasing down the target of 157 within 18.5 overs after the Scorchers made 5/156 in 20 overs. Footage emerged showing Warner having to be physically restrained after words were spoken between the two. He led his team to the final with a 20-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. In the previous two Sheffield seasons his form had been good without being great (averaging 37), but he was chosen for the 17-man squad, primarily as a backup batsman, rather than an allrounder as he had been in the Test team previously. [187][188][189], Smith garnered praise from opponent captain Joe Root for leading the team from the front, and in Root's opinion Smith was the difference between the two teams during 2017–18 Ashes series. This position also allows him to play to either the on or off side with ease. He was therefore banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months starting from 29 March 2018. I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness. Smith all smiles, Gayle shatters six-hitting milestone. Smith made his Twenty20 cricket debut for New South Wales in a match against South Australia at Adelaide on 1 January 2008 during the six team KFC Big Bash competition. The second Test match was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Smith later placed his seventeenth century, the fourth-fastest to do so and also reaching 1000 runs in the calendar year—his third consecutive achievement of this since 2014. Riding on Smith's half-century, RR managed to post a competitive 177/6 in 20 overs. Second youngest batsman to top the ICC Test batting rankings. [180], Following the training at ICC's Cricket Academy Centre in Dubai, Smith began the tour of India with a century in their maiden warm-up match in Mumbai. The squad later travelled to the UAE to face Pakistan in a T20 Match, three ODIs and two Tests. [36], In February 2018, he was named as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018. Former Australian skipper Steve Smith produced another masterclass as he smashed a scintillating century to guide his side to a comprehensive 51-run victory over India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. [112] In the first Test match in Adelaide, the Australian players wore Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match as well as black armbands in honour of their former teammate. [126] He was named in the team of the tournament for the 2015 World Cup by the ICC. It’s what we’ve lacked, out experienced batters getting winning scores”, said Smith after the crucial win. Marnus Labushan also managed to score a half century… He was named by Wisden as one of their Cricketers of the Year for 2015. [162] Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the series, scoring 247 runs at an average of 41, including one century and one fifty. [181][182] In the 3rd Test match in Ranchi, which is the first-ever Test match hosted at this venue, Steve Smith scored yet another century, 178 not out. [108] In the first Test in Dubai, Smith made 22 runs in the first innings and 55 runs in the second innings but collectively lost the Test match by 221 runs. BIRTHDAY boy James Faulkner has sealed a three-wicket final-ball victory for the Gujarat Lions as a maiden T20 century from Steve Smith failed to get the Rising Pune Supergiants the win. [163], Australia's disappointing run of form continued into their ODI tour of South Africa. [73][74][75], In his first match innings in India he scored 92 before being stumped by Dhoni from a delivery by Pragyan Ojha, and in the second innings he managed 5 runs. Although Australia bowled New Zealand out for 148 and progressively built on their large first innings lead, Smith was dismissed for 7 in the second innings, giving Neil Wagner his 200th Test wicket and fourth consecutive dismissal of Smith in the series. Following the Test series, an ODI tri-series with India and England was confirmed in preparation for the upcoming Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Having had a topsy-turvy Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign with Rajasthan Royals, Smith has claimed to have 'found his hands' just days ahead of the first ODI against Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team in Sydney. [262][263] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Smith included in the touring party. The same month, he made his One Day International debut against the West Indies also at Melbourne, playing in the fifth match of the series. [186] On 16 December 2017, Smith scored 239 on the final Ashes match at WACA Ground. IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith hailed Ben Stokes as one of the "best in the world" following the Englishman's sublime performances in … Steve Smith? Australia's target to chase 183 runs after a New Zealand collapse saw Steve Smith score 58 not out alongside the skipper, Michael Clarke as Australia won by 7 wickets with 101 balls remaining. In the first Test at Brisbane, Smith scored the first century of the series, 141*, which was his 21st Test century in his 105th innings—making him the third-quickest to score 21 Test centuries behind Donald Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar. [225][226], In the first innings of the second Test, his innings was interrupted on 80, when he was hit by a 148.7 km/h ball on the left side of his neck, under the ear from Jofra Archer. In the second innings, Smith played a ball onto his stumps after scoring a rapid and threatening 17 runs off 15 balls. Playing Exciting Fantasy Cricket matches on Dream11 He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. He missed the first match due to selectors picking Shane Watson over Smith but later joined the remainder of the games due to Michael Clarke's hamstring injury. [243], In the first day-night Test match at Perth against New Zealand, Smith struggled, scoring 43 and 16, and was dismissed both innings to the short-pitched bowling of fast-bowler Neil Wagner. In the first ODI, Steve Smith registered 164 runs at the SCG, marking the highest ODI score at the ground, beating the previous score of 162 set by AB De Villiers during the 2015 World Cup. [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. [91] Despite his success in the first innings, he mistimed a pull shot in the second innings, the ball caught in the deep by substitute fielder Bairstow off Ben Stokes' bowling, being dismissed for 15 from 50 deliveries.[93][94]. Smith had also been made captain of the team in one match, when Ganguly was rested, despite Australian captain Michael Clarke being the vice-captain. Arriving back from the subcontinent following their 2–0 Test defeat against Pakistan. In the first Test at Centurion, Johannesburg, Smith made his fourth century and first in South Africa, where he and Shaun Marsh made a 233 run partnership from 4–98. Stokes's performance was widely hailed. [274] Smith is also known for his concentration, being able to bat for long periods of time, even through a whole day's play.[275][276]. The first Test was later rescheduled to the Adelaide Oval on 9 December and Brisbane would be hosting the second Test on 17 December. [91] This change has taken his batting average from 33 to 63.55 as it stands as of 2018. [91] Smith remarked "Everything sort of just clicked into place and it felt really good so I've continued doing it". Smith played just one ODI match during England's tour during 2013–14, in the 4th ODI at Perth where he made 19 runs. [138] In the second innings, Smith was again caught by Ben Stokes in the slips from Stuart Broad with a meagre score of 5. IPL 2020, RR vs MI as it happened: Ben Stokes’s century powers Rajasthan Royals to 8-wicket win Here are highlights of match No 45 of Indian Premier League 2020. [139][140] Into the fifth and final Test match back at The Oval, Smith made his second century in the series registering 143 runs off 252 balls before being bowled by Steve Finn. He said that as captain of the Australian cricket team, he took full responsibility (even though he did not devise the plan to change the condition of the ball or actually perform the act), and that he had made a serious error in judgement: "It was a failure of leadership, my leadership." He later joined the Test squad in the first Test match in Windsor Park, and scored 25 and 5 runs, respectively. [76][77] In the final Test match at Delhi, Smith made 46 and 18 runs, respectively, but Australia was unable to win the Test match as India secured a 4–0 series win. Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015. [203] South Africa won the second Test by 6 wickets, with Smith's contributions being only 25 and 11 runs. The achievement marked Steven Smith joined Don Bradman (6), Neil Harvey, Jack Fingleton and Matthew Hayden (4 each) as Australian centurions in four or more consecutive Tests, a streak Smith started during the 1st Test at Adelaide. That’s what we’ve been crying out for, two of our experienced players to take it deep and the way they played, very pleased. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. With the ball, he took 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.06 per over. He moves around frequently in the crease, especially during bowlers' run-up, and ends up with the toes of his feet outside off stump against right-handers,[268] controls the bat with his bottom hand (that is, the hand closest to the blade of the bat), and is capable of playing unconventional cricket shots like the reverse sweep. [12], Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. Smith scored his first century on Australian soil in the 4th ODI at the MCG. Consecutive centuries from Steve Smith … [72] Smith was selected for the third test in Mohali, his first in over two years, when four players were dropped for "not doing their homework". [85] Smith became only the sixth Australian to reach his maiden Test 100 with a six. ", "Why Steven Smith is the best of the Fab Four", "Joe Root? [171][172][173] Pakistan made a 4th innings total of 450, as Australia won by 39 runs. [220] On 11 July 2019, in the semi-final match against England Smith scored 85 runs, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score four 50+ scores in the Cricket World Cup knockouts. [147], Next followed a three Test home series against New Zealand. [221] In the tournament, he scored 379 runs at an average of 37.90, including four fifties. [177], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. Smith was not required in the first match; with openers Finch and Warner chasing down the target of 256 in the 38th over. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries. In the match, he scored 101 runs for Rising Pune Supergiants. [257] In the second match, India batted first and posted 340. [111], India arrived in Australia to play the Border-Gavaskar Test match series and a tri-series ODI competition with England. As a bowler, however, after his quick rise up the batting order (until he became captain, and settled in at 4),[277] the comparisons to Shane Warne never gathered momentum. [11] The couple married at Berrima, New South Wales on 15 September 2018. Written by Vishal Menon | Updated: November 28, 2020 7:55:08 am Australia's Steve Smith celebrates after scoring a century during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Steve Smith batting for Rajasthan in an IPL match. Despite skipper Virat Kohli's 89, the visitors could only manage 338-9 with Kohli falling to a magnificent Moises Henriques catch when the captain was closing in on a century. [142] Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series. He was quick to score his 22nd century at the WACA, before he converted that into a career-best 239. [280] Later, in 2017–2018, he publicly criticised Glenn Maxwell's training regimen when Maxwell was dropped from the Australian ODI squad. [269] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. Australia won the match in a tight contest.[151]. [230] The concussion then ruled him out of the third Test, [231][232] though this did not stop him reclaiming the number one position in the Test batting rankings on 3 September 2019. [264][265], In November 2020, Smith was nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for Test cricketer of the decade. [127] He was also named in the team of the tournament by ESPNcricinfo and Cricbuzz. Smith played in all five Tests, scoring 345 runs at an average of 38.33. Virat Kohli? [78], Following the defeat to India, Australia's next series was against England in the British Isles in July. [56], In July 2018, Smith was named in Barbados Tridents's squad in the sixth edition of Caribbean Premier League. [102] Smith made three runs before being dismissed. Following an investigation by Cricket Australia, Smith was banned from all international and domestic cricket in Australia for one year starting from 29 March 2018, and from consideration for any leadership role for an additional year. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets. [34], The Supergiant management axed MS Dhoni as captain and named Smith as captain for the 2017 season. [247] The plan enjoyed good results, with Wagner dismissing Smith all four times in Perth and Melbourne[248][249][246], however a non-short-pitched ball from de Grandhomme claimed Smith's wicket in the final Test at Sydney, being caught at slip for 63. [37] However, following his admission of involvement in the Australian test side's ball tampering controversy in the Third Test in South Africa in March 2018, it was announced by the team that Smith has stood down from that role and Ajinkya Rahane took charge as the new captain for Rajasthan Royals team. [205] During the match South African fast bowler and player of the match Kagiso Rabada was suspended for the following Test after he made physical contact with Smith after he dismissed him. David Warner scored 83 off 77 balls. He was suspended and sent home from the tour. [19] Smith was the leading wicket taker at the 2008 Big Bash tournament. Chasing a total of 196 Steve Smith and his men were up against it. Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry,[5] and an English mother, Gillian. [59] In October 2018, he was named as one of the fourteen Platinum category players for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Smith came in at 1/20 and looked set to reach another hundred, but was dismissed for 98 as he played on to his stumps off Kuldeep Yadav[258], India winning by 36 runs. Smith was awarded man of the match as Australia defeated India by 4 wickets. He was also debarred from consideration for any team leadership role for an additional 12 months. [266][267], Smith is a right-handed batsman with a technique that has attracted attention for its unorthodoxy. Steve Smith smashed a half-century to snap a run of poor form for the Rajasthan Royals but a whirlwind innings from AB de Villiers led Royal Challengers Bangalore to the win. 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