[15] He was part of the New South Wales team that won the 2009 Twenty20 Champions League. Smith took 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.81 to finish as the equal-second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. 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. 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. [20], In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners up to England. 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). [113] 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. 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. [238][239], After retaining the Ashes in England, the Australian team returned home for two back to back T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Kings XI Punjab’s Mayank Agarwal scored his first IPL century against Rajasthan Royals on September 27. We'll see how we go. [201] The result was overshadowed by a stairwell confrontation between Australian vice captain David Warner and South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock. In the final Smith's men faced Mumbai yet again. Smith concluded the 2017 calendar year with six centuries and three fifties, along with an average of 76.76 and a total of 1,305 runs, the highest of any player that year. In his innings, Smith hit 14 fours and two sixes. [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. India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Steve Smith scores 2nd consecutive century against India, hits 11th ton India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Steve Smith said he had found his hands after a disappointing IPL 2020 campaign and he proved it right with his second consecutive hundred against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. When attending the press conference at the conclusion of the third day's play with Bancroft, Smith admitted that the "leadership group" of the team discussed tampering with the ball to influence the result of the match during the lunch break. 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. [117] In the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Smith made his third consecutive century in the first innings of the Test match scoring 192 runs in 433 balls. His 25th came in his 119th innings, second only to Don Bradman (who took 69 innings). He led his team to the final with a 20-run victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1. 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. [269] However, Smith compensates for his unique technique with outstanding hand-eye co-ordination, focus,[271] and his footwork, especially to spin bowlers, is exemplary. 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. Smith prior to the tour had two ODI matches in the last two years. 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. Smith smashed a sublime 36-ball 57 to help Rajasthan Royals cross the 170-plus mark in Dubai. [114] This also marked Steve Smith's first Test century against India and at the Adelaide Oval. The 2–0 victory against the West Indies gave Australia some momentum into the long waited Ashes series in the British Isles. 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." [109] In the series he made 174 runs at an average of 43.5 runs. [266][267], Smith is a right-handed batsman with a technique that has attracted attention for its unorthodoxy. Riding on Smith's half-century, RR managed to post a competitive 177/6 in 20 overs. [209] He then hid the sandpaper in his underwear before being confronted by the on-field umpires. After a few matches in 2010 and 2011, he was a regular player in the Australian team after 2013, and took over captaincy from Michael Clarke in late 2015, after which he predominantly batted at number 3 or 4. As of April 2018, Smith has made a total of 37 first-class centuries, ten List A centuries and one T20 century. [127] He was also named in the team of the tournament by ESPNcricinfo and Cricbuzz. Fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in Tests. 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. [233], In the first innings of the fourth Test at Old Trafford Smith scored his third double-century in Test matches and third century in the series and became the first batsman to score 500 or more runs in three successive Ashes series. A run of 8 wins in 10 matches helped Supergiant finish in the second position, and thus qualify for the playoffs, with Smith receiving praise for his captaincy from renowned cricketers and experts like Sunil Gavaskar and Kevin Pietersen. [218][219] On 1 June 2019, Smith played in Australia's opening match of the Cricket World Cup, against Afghanistan, at the County Ground in Bristol. 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. They lost the first 3 matches, largely attesting to their young bowling attack's inability to contain a strong South African batting line-up. Earlier in the match, it was a Hardik Pandya show who took MI to an outstanding total. However, during the match, Steve Smith's catch on Fawad Alam questioned whether his catch was within the ICC laws. [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. Smith's output in the first Test in Brisbane was modest, scoring 48 and 1, as the team romped home for a win in a high scoring game. Pune lost the match by one run. [52][53] In his first representative match since his conviction for ball-tampering, Smith scored 61 runs from 41 balls alongside Anton Devcich as the Toronto Nationals won by six wickets against the Vancouver Knights. [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. [242], Following the T20I series’, Australia played Pakistan and New Zealand at home in two and three match Test series respectively. 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. [35] Smith was RPS's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 472 runs at an average of 39.33, including three fifties. [259] The 3rd and final match at Bangalore became the decider, and Australia won the toss and batted. He continued to play for the same franchise in 2013, under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews. Smith made 3 hundreds and 3 fifties. With overcast conditions and a green top, Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field. Then Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson stitched together an unbelievable Partnership. The Englishman silenced his critics and came roaring back into form. This was Smith's first-ever second innings century; all previous centuries having been scored in the first innings of a Test match. [49], In May 2018, Smith was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament. Stokes's performance was widely hailed. 100 off 62 balls. 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. David Warner scored 83 off 77 balls. I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness. Cricket: Steve Smith has run David Miller out for a diamond duck to bring up his half century against the Super Kings in the IPL. [206] Rabada successfully appealed the ban; a decision that annoyed Smith. [95][96] The victory in Sydney marked a 5–0 victory towards Australia after a dismal 3–0 loss during the winter period of 2013. 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. [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. This is the third-highest score by an Australian cricketer in Test matches played in India and the highest by an Australian Captain. [204] Smith's diminishing returns with the bat and lower than average strike rate suggested that he may have been struggling somewhat. 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He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India. The win in Abu Dhabi leaves the Steve Smith-led Royals sixth in the IPL table with 10 points from 12 games. He was awarded his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series. However, Smith's hundred was in vain as India chased down the target in the 48th over, India winning the series 2–1. [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. [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. 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. On 19 January 2017, Steve Smith produced his 8th ODI century against Pakistan at the WACA Ground—becoming the quickest Australian to reach 3000 ODI runs within 79 innings. Steve Smith scored his second consecutive century in the series. I think Stokes’ intent from the first ball – he got into a nice groove tonight. Also Read: BCCI Announce IPL 2020 Playoff Schedule. While making little impact at Lord's, Smith produced a century at Hove against Sussex on 27 July.[81]. [59] In October 2018, he was named as one of the fourteen Platinum category players for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. The report stated that, while he did not develop the plan, Smith was found to have misled match officials and others, and as captain did not act to prevent it. After making half centuries against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he later steered Australia into the final after making a century against India in the semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Three consecutive losses, however, left his team in last position on the points table. Australian batsman Steve Smith celebrates his second consecutive century against India at the SCG on Sunday. [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. Smith joined the Sydney Sixers and filled in as captain when Brad Haddin could not play due to Test duties,[22] subsequently leading the team to victory in the inaugural season. [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. He was suspended and sent home from the tour. Samson too other end scored a match-winning half-century. I couldn't quite time the ball where I wanted to at certain times but no doubt I'm going to get a little bit (of short-pitch bowling) in Melbourne, I dare say, on probably a different wicket. 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. Australia went on to win the three match series 3–0. Smith steadied RR's ship after Chahal's twin strikes and scored a gritty half-century. [165] Despite the large total, it was chased down by South Africa in the 50th over. Despite this, Australia won by six wickets. [12], Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. In the second test at Melbourne, Smith continued to find form when he scored 85 in the first innings before he was again dismissed by Neil Wagner, denying Smith of a record fifth consecutive Test century at the MCG. [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. 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. [158], A two Test return tour against New Zealand took place in February 2016. In Australia's opening match of the World Cup, against England, he was dismissed early on 5 but later improved as the tournament progressed. Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. Smith scored his first century on Australian soil in the 4th ODI at the MCG. In the second innings, Smith played a ball onto his stumps after scoring a rapid and threatening 17 runs off 15 balls. In the tournament he scored 114 runs and took seven wickets in four matches. Arriving back from the subcontinent following their 2–0 Test defeat against Pakistan. He scored 33 in his only innings as New South Wales defeated Western Australia outright. ... Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Jofra Archer, … [70], In the 2010–11 Australian summer, Smith played three Tests in the 2010–11 Ashes series, this time playing more as a batsman, taking the number six spot in the order. [26], The next season, Kochi Tuskers were dropped from the IPL and Smith was put up for auction. 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. Smith all smiles, Gayle shatters six-hitting milestone. It’s what we’ve lacked, out experienced batters getting winning scores”, said Smith after the crucial win. 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