Tag Archives: Steve Smith

Smith refutes ball-tampering charges on him

Sydney: Australian captain Steve Smith has shot down suggestions of ball-tampering after video of him using saliva from the corner of his mouth during Sunday’s one-day loss to England raised eyebrows. Smith laughed off the reaction, after watching a replay … Continue reading

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Kohli dominates ICC awards

Dubai: Indian skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli dominated the ICC annual awards Thursday clinching both the cricketer and captain of the year honours – a much expected windfall of accolades for his phenomenal run across all formats. Kohli, who … Continue reading

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Khawaja ton puts Oz in command

  Sydney: Usman Khawaja (171, 381b, 18×4, 1×6) hit his first Ashes hundred and Shaun Marsh (98 batting, 207b, 10×4) was approaching his sixth Test century as Australia eased 133 runs ahead of England on 479 for four after the … Continue reading

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Khawaja, Smith frustrate England

  Sydney: Steve Smith (44 batting, 88b, 3×4) racked up another milestone as he continued to torment England and Usman Khawaja (91 batting, 204b, 7×4, 1×6) neared a century to put Australia in a strong position after day two of … Continue reading

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Smith scuttles England plans 

Melbourne: Australia captain Steve Smith (102 n o, 275b, 6×4) tormented England with another century as the fourth Ashes Test ended in a frustrating draw for Joe Root’s side on a lifeless Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch here, Saturday. Smith … Continue reading

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Warner, Smith put Oz on top

England bowlers continue to struggle Melbourne: Opening batsman David Warner (103, 151b, 13×4, 1×6) enjoyed a gift-wrapped century after being reprieved on 99 as Australia emerged on top at the close of a meandering first day of the Boxing Day … Continue reading

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No let-up on bouncers to England tail

Melbourne: Australia captain Steve Smith says his fast bowlers will continue to bombard England’s tailenders with short-pitched deliveries despite claims their beleaguered batsmen deserve more protection from the umpires. Smith’s uncompromising stance comes after former England captain Mike Atherton called … Continue reading

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Wizards of Oz regain Ashes urn

  Perth: Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test at the WACA here Monday. Having confirmed his … Continue reading

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Smith, Marsh decimate England

  Perth: An epic and unbeaten 301-run stand by Australia captain Steve Smith (229 batting, 390b, 28×4, 1×6) and Mitchell Marsh (181 batting, 234b, 29×4) left England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes in jeopardy on day three of the third … Continue reading

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Smith foils England again

  Perth: Australian captain Steve Smith (92 batting, 122b, 14×4, 1×6) again proved to be a major obstacle as England was not able to capitalise on their overnight momentum on the second day of the third Ashes Test here, Friday. … Continue reading

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