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. It was his second double-hundred and his first as captain. 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 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. I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness. [186] On 16 December 2017, Smith scored 239 on the final Ashes match at WACA Ground. [33] He then went on to score a further 45 against the Mumbai Indians, before being ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a wrist injury. His 25th came in his 119th innings, second only to Don Bradman (who took 69 innings). 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. [109] In the series he made 174 runs at an average of 43.5 runs. He continued to play for the same franchise in 2013, under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews. I just hope our batters from tonight can take a bit of confidence and momentum into the next two games. [158], A two Test return tour against New Zealand took place in February 2016. [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]. In a press conference at Sydney Airport, a tearful Smith started by saying that he had nothing to add to Cricket Australia's report. We'll see how we go. [234][235], Smith registered his tenth consecutive Ashes fifty-plus score in the first innings of the fifth Test, breaking Inzamam Ul Haq's record for the most consecutive Test 50+ scores against a single opposition. [28], In the auction for IPL 2014, Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $600,000. [176] The final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground marked Steve Smith's 50th Test match, as Australia whitewashed Pakistan 3–0 . [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. Image: IPL. [6][7][8], Because his mother was born in London, Smith has dual British and Australian citizenship. Arriving back from the subcontinent following their 2–0 Test defeat against Pakistan. [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. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. [133][134] With the Australians in good form and England drawing to New Zealand and West Indies gave Australia some confidence to the countdown to the first Test in Cardiff. [127] He was also named in the team of the tournament by ESPNcricinfo and Cricbuzz. 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. [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. In Australia's opening match of the World Cup, against England, he was dismissed early on 5 but later improved as the tournament progressed. 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He was awarded his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series. 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. Stokes finally was at his best and scored all around the ground against MI bowlers. 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. [124] In the final, Australia drew against fellow neighbours New Zealand after defeating South Africa. Smith also had his contract with the Rajasthan Royals IPL team for the 2018 season terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India as a consequence of the sanctions. Despite this, Australia won by six wickets. Australia went on to win the three match series 3–0. 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. [269] Smith spontaneously experimented with his technique during the Perth Test match in the 2013–14 Ashes, during which he decided to take a "prelim movement back and across" to counter short-pitched bowling. [114] This also marked Steve Smith's first Test century against India and at the Adelaide Oval. Smith's century vs India was the third-fastest century by an Australian, behind Maxwell (51 balls vs SL 14/15) and James Faulkner (57 vs India, 2013). They lost the first 3 matches, largely attesting to their young bowling attack's inability to contain a strong South African batting line-up. [24] During the 2011 IPL player auction, he was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $200,000,[25] but he had to have an ankle operation and was not available to play for them that season. Smith is consistently rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world, according to the ICC Player Rankings. We did a lot of things right, taking wickets in the middle, but the dropped catch was pretty costly in the middle”. [119] The Test match ended in a draw as Australia defeated India 2–0 in the series, thus returning the Border–Gavaskar Trophy to Australia. He admitted that he was part of the "leadership group" but did not identify the other members. Stokes remained unbeaten 107 runs with 14 boundaries and 3 sixes and led the charge for his side in an exceptional triumph. Smith played in all five Tests, scoring 345 runs at an average of 38.33. He made scores in his thirties in his participating matches but only made 10 runs in the final against South Africa on 6 September, where South Africa went on to win the Tri-Series. Smith made 131 off 132 balls as Australia reached a total of 286 from the 50 overs. In the first Test Smith made a duck and 34 runs, and Australia lost the Test match. However, England regained the Ashes 3–2 after winning in Nottingham in early August and later saw the Test retirements of Australia's senior players: Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers and later Shane Watson, Ryan Harris and Brad Haddin. [71], Smith's return to the test team came during the 2013 tour of India. Scroll Staff He has already been tagged as the second "Captain Grumpy" since Allan Border early in his captaincy reign, having to warn Mitchell Starc for unsportsmanlike behaviour, and being highly critical of the team's bowling and fielding despite beating New Zealand by over 200 runs. [254][255][256], Australia traveled to India to play three ODI matches in January 2020. While his first-class bowling average in the high forties was not as impressive, his bowling appeared to be steadily improving following some well-publicised mentoring and praise from Shane Warne. 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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. [3] He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. Chasing a total of 196 Steve Smith and his men were up against it. Smith was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2010 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Jesse Ryder. Riding on Smith's half-century, RR managed to post a competitive 177/6 in 20 overs. [4] On 30 December 2017, he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all time, only behind Don Bradman's 961. [236][237] He finished the series with 774 runs at an average of 110.57, by far the most on either side. [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". Indian Premier League 2020. “Great hitting from Hardik, probably didn’t get our plans right either. "[105][106] The win saw Australia rise back to number one in the ICC ODI Rankings and Steve Smith was made man of the series for his batting performances.[107]. He was suspended and sent home from the tour. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament. [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. [221] In the tournament, he scored 379 runs at an average of 37.90, including four fifties. Smith went on to score only 2 against India, as Australia were knocked out of the tournament. He later joined the Test squad in the first Test match in Windsor Park, and scored 25 and 5 runs, respectively. [104] 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. Batting with the tail, he scored 77 including nine fours and two sixes off successive balls, helping Australia to set a competitive target after having been bowled out for 88 in the first innings. [193][194] In February 2018 he received the Allan Border Medal and Australian Test Player of the Year award. In the World Cup, Smith played a vital role as versatile batsman as he played in numerous batting positions from number three down to as a middle-order batsman. [110] In his first match in Perth he registered 10 runs but in the following games he made 73*, 104 and 67 runs. [269] Playing in a club match in January 2010, right-handed Smith took guard left-handed and hit a six. His form continued as he registered his maiden T20 century against the Gujarat Lions, scoring 101 off 54 balls. He led his team to the final with a 20-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. Transitioning into the Test series saw Australia's continued failure against reverse swing and spin in the subcontinent. [57][58], In September 2018, Smith returned to Australian club cricket by scoring 85 off 91 balls for Sutherland in a one-day match against Mosman. 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. [10] In June 2017, the couple announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. Rajasthan Royals still keep their hopes alive in IPL 2020 after a terrific win against Mumbai Indians. In a robust second-wicket stand, Samson and Smith smashed 121 runs off 56 balls as Samson raised his half century off just 19 balls. [36], In February 2018, he was named as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018. [136][137] In his second innings he made 58 runs before Australia levelled the series in a 405 run rout. [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. [195][196][197][198], Smith was rested for the T20 series against New Zealand and England so he could prepare for the South African Test series. Netizens lauded Steve Smith for his heroic innings online, which helped Australia race to 374 in their 50 overs. Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry, and an English mother, Gillian. He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. [211], Cricket Australia launched an independent investigation, charging Smith with bringing the game into disrepute. Cricket News: Skipper Aaron Finch and Steve Smith struck confident yet contrasting hundreds on a flat track to lead hosts Australia to a commanding 374 for six agai Also Read: IPL 2020: Twitter On Fire After Hardik Pandya’s Destructive Knock. [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. Despite this, Australia comfortably won the match by 247 runs and retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets. 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. Smith all smiles, Gayle shatters six-hitting milestone. [210] Smith and vice-captain David Warner stood down from the team leadership the morning after the incident, but still played on, and wicketkeeper Tim Paine took over as interim captain for the rest of the Test match. This was Smith's first-ever second innings century; all previous centuries having been scored in the first innings of a Test match. [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. [138] In the second innings, Smith was again caught by Ben Stokes in the slips from Stuart Broad with a meagre score of 5. He continued his batting form and made 133 runs in the first innings before being run-out in the second innings with a score of 28. [278][279] In ODIs it becomes more apparent, as he will put himself on to bowl when others' economy rates are too high. [227][228] On 18 August 2019, the final day of the Test, Smith was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne, after further tests showed he had actually suffered concussion due to the blow the previous day. Australian batsman Steve Smith celebrates his second consecutive century against India at the SCG on Sunday. [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. [26], The next season, Kochi Tuskers were dropped from the IPL and Smith was put up for auction. [60][61][62], In December 2018, Smith was named in Comilla Victorians's squad in the sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League. [168] Following the defeat, criticism of Smith's captaincy and the team's performance emerged which saw the influx of young players such as Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddison for the last Test. 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. 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. Three consecutive losses, however, left his team in last position on the points table. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. [257] In the second match, India batted first and posted 340. [163], Australia's disappointing run of form continued into their ODI tour of South Africa. 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. [170], Pakistan was scheduled to have three Test series and 5 ODIs. [202] This led to Smith and opposing captain Faf du Plessis being called to a meeting with umpires and match officials, where they were reminded of their responsibility to control their teams. [67], Smith made his Test debut at Lords in July 2010, playing both Tests against Pakistan in the 2010 Test series played in England. Kings XI Punjab’s Mayank Agarwal scored his first IPL century against Rajasthan Royals on September 27. Aaron Finch scored 60. 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. He was also debarred from consideration for any team leadership role for an additional 12 months. As of April 2018, Smith has made a total of 37 first-class centuries, ten List A centuries and one T20 century. [177], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. 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. Consecutive centuries from Steve Smith … [13][14], Smith made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG on 25 January 2008. I've sort of moved things a little bit across to leg stump and now I'm going just outside off stump". [161], Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. Steven Peter Devereux Smith (born 2 June 1989) is an Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. [54][55] In the tournament he scored 167 runs in six matches at an average of 33.40, including two fifties. [125] Smith was Australia's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 402 runs at an average of 67, including a century and four fifties. [203] South Africa won the second Test by 6 wickets, with Smith's contributions being only 25 and 11 runs. Following the victory, he was awarded "Man of the Series" after making a total of 441 runs—the most in the series from both sides. In the first ODI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Smith made his first ODI century scoring 101 runs off 118 balls to push the visitors to a 1–0 lead in the series. 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. Warner and Bancroft also received bans. David Warner scored 83 off 77 balls. [20] He was also named the second-best player of the tournament. 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