He later joined the Test squad in the first Test match in Windsor Park, and scored 25 and 5 runs, respectively. Smith made 3 hundreds and 3 fifties. , 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 first Test match in Adelaide, Smith scored 162* from 298 balls in the first and made 52* in the second innings, defeating India by 48 runs into day five. Australian cricket stalwart Steve Smith is said to be reaching his best form ahead of the highly-anticipated series against India. Steve Smith slashes historic 62 ball century! , Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. Steve Smith smashed three sixes in a record-equalling total of 33 for the match. Australia won the first Test by 118 runs with Smith making scores of 56 and 38 runs.  In the fourth Test in Dharmasala, Smith scored 111 in the first innings which helped Australia to a first innings score of 300. 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. In the end, the day belonged to Stokes who notched up his second IPL century. In the second Test match in Sabina Park, Smith steered Australia to a first innings score of 399, where he made 199 and became the eighth man in Test history to be dismissed on 199.  Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over.  In the final, Australia drew against fellow neighbours New Zealand after defeating South Africa.  Smith was the highest run scorer in the series, scoring 687 runs at an average of 137.40, including three centuries and two fifties.  In his first match in Perth he registered 10 runs but in the following games he made 73*, 104 and 67 runs. IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Deepak Chahar is among the best bowlers for CSK following his two-wicket haul against DC on Saturday, but RR skipper Steve Smith … , In the auction for IPL 2014, Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $600,000.  This change has taken his batting average from 33 to 63.55 as it stands as of 2018. , India arrived in Australia to play the Border-Gavaskar Test match series and a tri-series ODI competition with England. The Englishman silenced his critics and came roaring back into form. , Much of the credit for Smith's success can also be attributed to batting coach Trent Woodhill, who coached Smith as a junior and noted his abundant talent. Coming in at 2/65 before lunch on a rain affected day four, Smith batted until the closure of play on day five and scored yet another century, finishing with a defiant 102* from 275 deliveries to guide Australia to a draw and denying England of its first victory in Australia since 2011. The right-handed batsman scored 104 off 64 balls. In the fourth Ashes test at Melbourne, Smith continued his prodigious form when he scored 76 in the first innings before he was bowled by England debutant Tom Curran, providing him with his first wicket in test cricket. Australian cricket superstar Steve Smith has well and truly "found his hands" after smashing a memorable century in the first ODI against India.Smith and fellow centurion, skipper Aron Finch, inspired Australia to a total of 374 at the SCG to kick off the Indian Summer, but it was the former… He admitted that he was part of the "leadership group" but did not identify the other members.  Pakistan made a 4th innings total of 450, as Australia won by 39 runs. , Following the T20 came the 3-match ODI series. Steve Smith? Prashant Gautam Follow on Twitter October 25, 2020. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries.  Australia lost the 5-match series 5–0.. 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. , Pakistan was scheduled to have three Test series and 5 ODIs.  In the second innings, Smith was again caught by Ben Stokes in the slips from Stuart Broad with a meagre score of 5. He was therefore banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months starting from 29 March 2018.  Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the series, scoring 247 runs at an average of 41, including one century and one fifty. As well as apologising to his "teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry", he specifically referred to the effect that the incident had had on his parents and implored others faced with questionable decisions to consider their parents.  In the second ODI he made 12 runs and in the third and final ODI he made 77 runs off 105 balls to win the ODI match by 1 run. He scored 51 off 50 balls but could not lead RPS to victory. 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. Early and personal life. Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals keep their IPL playoff hopes alive after Chris Gayle hammers his 1000th T20 six , Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. On the day, if umpires believe any form of significant movement is unfair (in an attempt to deceive the batsman), then the Law still applies. , The final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground saw Smith in his fourth consecutive century against India. Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series.  He was also named in the Test XI of the year 2015 by ESPNcricinfo. Smith looked to be in fine touch, registering 71, 138, and 53* in the three innings in which he batted, as the Australian team won 2–0. Due to IPL commitments, Smith missed out on Australia's maiden warm up match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI on the 27th May.  In the final Test, Smith scored his maiden Test century, which came in the first innings of the last Test of the series at The Oval, reaching the total in style by hitting a six off the bowling of Jonathan Trott. After the Test series against South Africa, New Zealand played 3 ODIs in between the two Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. 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. Smith also became the first Australian skipper to open their captaincy with three consecutive centuries, and the second batsman since Jacques Kallis against West Indies to score a century in every match of a Test series.  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. He is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. In the first Test match at Trent Bridge he made a half century in his first innings but fell cheaply in the second innings getting out lbw to Graeme Swann.  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. I just hope our batters from tonight can take a bit of confidence and momentum into the next two games.  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".  The concussion then ruled him out of the third Test,  though this did not stop him reclaiming the number one position in the Test batting rankings on 3 September 2019. news.com.au September 28, 2020 10:58am Video  In the same year, he also received the Allan Border Medal, Australian Test Player of the Year and Australian One Day International Player of the Year award. At the time of delivery, Smith's stumps are fully covered, making bowled dismissals unlikely. His form continued as he registered his maiden T20 century against the Gujarat Lions, scoring 101 off 54 balls. Australia's Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his century during the one-day cricket match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney. David Warner scored 83 off 77 balls. Riding on Smith's half-century, RR managed to post a competitive 177/6 in 20 overs. I'm absolutely gutted. Smith attended Menai High School, and left at age 17 to play cricket in England where he played club cricket for Sevenoaks Vine in the premier division of the Kent Cricket League.  Smith was RPS's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 472 runs at an average of 39.33, including three fifties. , In December 2018, Smith was named in Comilla Victorians's squad in the sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League.  Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 402 runs at an average of 67, including a century and four fifties. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament. Smith made 89 and 19 runs, respectively, but the third Test match stirred controversy about the on-field umpire's decisions and DRS (Decision Review System) causing Smith to survive on two occasions and his teammate Usman Khawaja to be dismissed. 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.  Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series.  Therefore, Labuschagne became the first player to become a concussion substitute in a Test match following a change in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rules. He paced his knock beautifully and played a chanceless inning.  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. Virat Kohli? I think the wicket was playing good today, the ball was coming on nicely. Chasing a total of 196 Steve Smith and his men were up against it. In the first Test in Brisbane, Smith made 130 and 63 runs. , 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. A series best 244* by England's Alastair Cook then placed Australia in a tense situation that saw them trail by 164 at the start of the fourth day. , After winning the World Cup in March, Australia's winter schedule was later released with the Test team returned from their short break towards their two Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean.  Due to his unorthodox style, Smith was initially labelled as a limited-overs batsman who might struggle in the longer form of the game, especially early in his career when he was vulnerable outside off stump. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be as Stokes outperformed him in the second half and took his team to a much-needed win. On Friday, Steve Smith, who had an ordinary Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 by his standards, came out to bat with all guns blazing as he scored his first century … In the first innings, Smith was dismissed again cheaply by Stuart Broad with a score of 6, as Australia capitulated in the first session of a total 60 runs from 18.3 overs—is the quickest—in terms of balls faced—a team has been bowled out in the first innings of a Test match. In his first ODI match against England in Sydney, he was dismissed at 37 runs by Moeen Ali but continued to provide runs in the following matches leading to the final against England.  Rabada successfully appealed the ban; a decision that annoyed Smith. Netizens lauded Steve Smith for his heroic innings online, which helped Australia race to 374 in their 50 overs. After losing five consecutive Tests, Smith made 59 and 40, respectively, with the addition of his team performances to win the day-night Test match in Adelaide. In the second Test, Smith made a duck and 97 runs but Australia's woes against spin continued as Australia lost by 356 runs. , Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. In the third Test, significant for being the first-ever day-night Test held at the Adelaide Oval, Smith defied difficult batting conditions to register 53 in the first innings, before falling for 14 in the second innings. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates.  Following the home series, Smith was scheduled to tour three ODI matches against New Zealand for the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy but later sustained a mild sprain to the medial ligament in his left ankle, so he headed to Dubai in preparation for the upcoming four Test tour of India.  He played his first-class tour match with the main squad on 2 July 2013 in Worcester making 111 runs in both innings combined.  During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000, but he had to have an ankle operation and was not available to play for them that season. Cameron Bancroft, the second-youngest and most inexperienced member of the team, was captured by television cameras surreptitiously using sandpaper to rough up the cricket ball. 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. His confidence rubbed onto Samson who himself played some eye-catching strokes. Smith steadied RR's ship after Chahal's twin strikes and scored a gritty half-century. Although the squad for the 2013 Ashes was finalised in April, Smith was the vice-captain of Australia's A team and was later called into the main squad after showing some promise in the Australia's A tour to the United Kingdom in June where he made 133 runs against Ireland in Belfast but also as a backup batsman due to Michael Clarke's fitness concerns.  The result was overshadowed by a stairwell confrontation between Australian vice captain David Warner and South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock.  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. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)It was a turbo-charged start to… , On 15 December, Smith was named Australia's new vice-captain and following an injury to Michael Clarke, he was appointed stand-in skipper against India with Brad Haddin as his deputy. Australia won the match in a tight contest.. 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