[69], Smith's fielding attracted attention during the 2009–10 season with some spectacular catches in the outfield. As an all-rounder, he scored 166 runs with the bat from nine matches with a strike rate of 130.71, including one half century. Smith was first bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2010 Indian Premier League as a replacement for Jesse Ryder. [59] In October 2018, he was named as one of the fourteen Platinum category players for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. [20] He was selected mainly for his bowling, and batted down the order, although his bowling was not required in the first innings. This also marked Steve Smith's first Test century against India and at the Adelaide Oval. I've sort of moved things a little bit across to leg stump and now I'm going just outside off stump". [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. Smith recorded his 24th century in 118th innings, going past Kohli who had achieved the feat in 123 innings. [166], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. 1 vs South Africa (SA) [19][20] His highest ODI score of 164 came against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in December 2016; he captained Australia in the match which they won by 68 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. In the first innings, Australia managed to score 284 runs, owing to Smith's knock of 144 runs. – first in his Test career– 5th Aus batsman in Ashes– 8th batsman overall in Ashes– 2nd batsman at Edgbaston#Ashes2019, — Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 4, 2019. [35] Smith was RPS's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 472 runs at an average of 39.33, including three fifties. In the fourth Test in Trent Bridge, Australia needed a win to draw the series. [18] His first century in the format came against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in October 2014; he was named the man of the match for his match-winning innings of 101. He took 4/15 against Queensland and finished with 9 wickets overall. [27] In his first match for his new team, he scored 39 runs off 32 balls to lead his team to victory against the Mumbai Indians. Steve was made man of the match and Australia were 2–0 in the series, defeating India by 4 wickets. 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. [239] 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 the Ashes, Smith was the difference maker as he ensured Australia retained the Urn for the first time in England since 2001. In the third Test being 2–0 down to England, Australia moved up north to Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester needing to win or draw to save the series. Steve started positively in his first-class match with a century against Kent in Canterbury. His century in Brisbane marked his 16th Test century and his first against Pakistan. [34], The Supergiant management axed MS Dhoni as captain and named Smith as captain for the 2017 season. He had achieved the feat during the first innings of the first Ashes Test. He pulled his side out of trouble when they were reduced to 122-8. [122] After his man of the match effort against the West Indies in the second Test, Smith became the second-youngest player ever to reach the number 1 ICC Test batsmen ranking and just the eighth Australian to do so.[123]. In the second innings, he took 3 wickets for 51 as Australia won by 150 runs. He became only the sixth Australian to reach his maiden Test 100 with a six. 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. In response to Australia, England scored 374 runs, gaining a lead of 90 runs. His Test … [95] Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.55, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner. 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. Australia went on to win the three match series 3–0. Smith is averaging 71.93 in 97 innings before this innings. This position also allows him to play to either the on or off side with ease. [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. Three consecutive losses, however, left his team in last position on the points table. Smith played just one ODI match during England's tour during 2013–14, in the 4th ODI at Perth where he made only 19 runs. He reached his 25th Test century in 65th Test match, despite a one-year ban from international cricket. [31][32], During the 2016 IPL Auction, Smith was bought by new franchise, the Rising Pune Supergiants for the same price as in the previous auction ($600,000),[29] and struggled early for form. In the second ODI he made 72 runs and in Melbourne of the final ODI he was dismissed for a duck. [56], In July 2018, Smith was named in Barbados Tridents's squad in the sixth edition of Caribbean Premier League. He reached his 25th Test century in 65th Test match, despite a one-year ban from international cricket. [210] In the tournament, he scored 379 runs at an average of 37.90, including four fifties. [253], For the 1980s NSW and Transvaal player, see, "At 26, he is a fine young man with extraordinary talent, excellent leadership qualities and a terrific temperament. In the fourth Test he was dismissed at 19 by Stuart Broad but later on made another century in the final Test at the SCG, alongside with the partnership with Brad Haddin, helping Australia come back from 5–97 to 326 all out in the first innings and went on to win the Test match by 281 runs. Smith's good form during the Big Bash League, attracted the attention of former India Captain Sourav Ganguly, and was recruited to play for the Pune Warriors India team captained by Sourav Ganguly in the 2012 Indian Premier League. [192] South Africa won the second Test by 6 wickets, with Smith's contributions being only 25 and 11 runs. [121] Australia later won the match in positive fashion, beating the West Indies by 277 runs within four days and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. 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. His first Test … Smith was called into the Ashes XI squad for the first Test of 2013–14 Ashes series in Brisbane. Following the 2010–11 Ashes, Smith did not play another Test for two years, his next Test series coming against India in March 2013. His 77-ball 101 (8×4, 5×6) was in a losing cause. He has scored runs in all conditions, against all kinds of bowling attacks and, also, done so with consummate ease. [68] In the second Test he was called to bowl only ten overs and took no wickets, although he played an impressive role with the bat in the second innings. have come against England and India and he, no doubt, has relished batting in those high-octane Ashes and Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. [194] 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. Articles containing potentially dated statements from August 2019, Articles with invalid date parameter in template, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Lists of international cricket centuries by player, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, https://internationalcricket.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_international_cricket_centuries_by_Steve_Smith?oldid=24402, The number of the Test match played in that series, Venue was at home (Australia), away or neutral, Date the match was held, or the starting date of match for Test matches. Australian batsman Steven Smith on Sunday became the second-fastest batsman to register 25 centuries in the Test format. [20] He was also named the second-best player of the tournament. 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 second Test at Hobart, Smith made 48 runs in the first innings but the team capitulated, only making a total score of 85 runs and ending up losing the Test. This is the second-fastest by any player to reach the feat after Don Bradman (68 innings) while Smith took 119 innings. 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. Former Australia captain Steve Smith has returned to the international cricket with a bang after completing a year-long ban due to the ball-tampering scandal. In March 2018, Smith was widely criticised for overseeing ball tampering in the third Test against South Africa, during which he stood down from the team captaincy and was replaced by Tim Paine. [212][213] In the first Test at Edgbaston, Smith scored centuries in both innings, his ninth and tenth Ashes centuries and his 24th and 25th overall. [138][139], —former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh on Steve Smith. [94] 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. [72] Smith was chosen for the third test in Mohali, his first in over two years, when four players were dropped for "not doing their homework". Steve Smith has shown in 2019 that he is a run-scoring genius when it comes to the Test arena. Australia won the match in a tight contest.[142]. [196], Australia lost by 322 runs in the third Test, with Smith barely contributing to the score. I'm absolutely gutted. [141] [28], In the auction for IPL 2014, Smith was bought by Rajasthan Royals for $600,000. [211], In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. [7][8] His highest score of 239 came against the same team during the 2017–18 series at the WACA Ground, Perth. He replicated his ton in the first Test in Pune where he produced his first century in the Indian Subcontinent, accompanied by the support of his bowlers to win their first Test match in India since 2004 and breaking India's 19 match undefeated streak, stretching back from 2012. 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. [149], A two Test return tour against New Zealand took place in February 2016. Steve Smith is an Australian cricketer and a former captain of the Australian national team. [225][226] He finished the series with 774 runs, by far the most on either side, winning him his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series.

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