[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. Following the 2010–11 Ashes, Smith did not play another Test for two years, his next Test series coming against India in March 2013. [118], The final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground saw Smith in his fourth consecutive century against India. [86] At the end of the series, the urn was retained by England after winning the series 3–0. The five-month break from cricket activity saw a surprise pick of Smith called up for the 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series on the August 2014. Smith smashed a sublime 36-ball 57 to help Rajasthan Royals cross the 170-plus mark in Dubai. 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. The hard-hitting batsman scored 60 from just 21 balls. [142] Overall, Smith made 508 runs at an average of 56.44, the most runs scored in the series. He was awarded his second consecutive Compton–Miller Medal as the man of the series. [220] On 11 July 2019, in the semi-final match against England Smith scored 85 runs, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score four 50+ scores in the Cricket World Cup knockouts. He remained unbeaten on 138. [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". Awards he has won include the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2015; ICC Test Player of the Year in 2015, 2017; the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket in 2015, 2018; Australian Test Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 and Australian One Day International Player of the Year: 2015. ... Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Jofra Archer, … [115] He made his captaincy debut for Australia in the Second Test match against India at the Gabba. 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. 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[161], Smith then led the Australian Cricket Team on their tour of Sri Lanka. [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. [164] Smith was disappointing in output across the first two ODIs, before scoring 108 off 107 balls in the 3rd match, as he and David Warner helped Australia to 371. [124] In the final, Australia drew against fellow neighbours New Zealand after defeating South Africa. 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. IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith hailed Ben Stokes as one of the "best in the world" following the Englishman's sublime performances in … [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 . Australia went on to draw the second Test. Aaron Finch scored 60. [56], In July 2018, Smith was named in Barbados Tridents's squad in the sixth edition of Caribbean Premier League. [13][14], Smith made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG on 25 January 2008. [44][45][46] After losing six out of first eight matches of the season, Smith was appointed as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals by replacing Ajinkya Rahane. [73][74][75], 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. 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. Courtesy of their win in the India vs … In the warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah, Australia lost by 153 runs where Smith made 58 but retired out. England within three days regained the Ashes and took an unassailable 3–1 lead and critics began to question Smith's performances in seaming conditions. We did a lot of things right, taking wickets in the middle, but the dropped catch was pretty costly in the middle”. [199] The series was marred by controversial incidents on and off field. [99] Steve Smith produced 269 runs at an average of 67.25, the third-best in the series and the second-best by an Australian, second to David Warner.[100]. Steve Smith was born on 2 June 1989 in Kogarah, Sydney to an Australian father, Peter, who has a degree in chemistry,[5] and an English mother, Gillian. 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. In contrast to the preceding Ashes tour, Smith made little contribution with the bat throughout the test series against Pakistan, scoring 4 and 36 in the first and second matches respectively. His performances were solid during the series, getting a number of starts and scoring two half centuries. Prashant Gautam Follow on Twitter October 25, 2020. Cricket News IPL IPL 2020: Steve Smith Lauds Ben Stokes For His Incredible Knock After RR Defeat MI. [20] He was selected mainly for his bowling, and batted down the order, although his bowling was not required in the first innings. Earlier in the match, it was a Hardik Pandya show who took MI to an outstanding total. Smith all smiles, Gayle shatters six-hitting milestone. 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. [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. [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. [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. 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. The incident occurred when in the 18th over of Pakistan's chase of 231 where Xavier Doherty delivered the ball and before Fawad made contact with his paddle sweep, Smith had moved from first slip towards leg slip to intercept the shot. 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.. [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. Despite Pakistan being bowled out for a low score of 142 in the first innings, Smith's captaincy tactics sparked a mixed response from critics when the on-field umpires made the decision to increase the fourth day evening session for another thirty minutes, believing a result would be determined. Samson too other end scored a match-winning half-century. His 25th came in his 119th innings, second only to Don Bradman (who took 69 innings). [130] Australia later won the match in positive fashion, beating the West Indies by 277 runs within four days and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy. [274] Smith is also known for his concentration, being able to bat for long periods of time, even through a whole day's play.[275][276]. He also scored his 1,000th run in the 2014 calendar year, and became the eighth-fastest Australian to reach 2000 Test runs, beating previous Australian captains such as Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting. The Australian team won the contested Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 3–0 and returned the trophy to Australia. Australia were then up 2–0 in the series. He later returned to complete his innings after passing the concussion tests and was out, lbw, for 92. [19] Smith was the leading wicket taker at the 2008 Big Bash tournament. Smith followed up his 105 off 66 balls in Friday's first ODI victory with a cracking 104 off 64 balls as Australia amassed 389-4 batting first. Steve Smith smashed three sixes in a record-equalling total of 33 for the match. [85] Smith became only the sixth Australian to reach his maiden Test 100 with a six. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult had no answers against the two and it proved to be a memorable run chase by RR. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)It was a turbo-charged start to… Steve Smith scored his second consecutive century in the series. “Very pleased. He added, "I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. [166] Australia lost the 5-match series 5–0.[167]. Smith made two centuries with a total of 327 runs at an average of 36. 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. In the match, he scored 101 runs for Rising Pune Supergiants. [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. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. [122] Three days later, Smith scored his first ODI century against England producing 102 runs in 95 balls; the win saw Australia qualify for the final[123] and later defeating England to win the Carlton Mid Triangular Series in Australia 2014–15. [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. Joint most 50+ scores (four) in Cricket World Cup knockout matches. [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. [192], In 2017 Smith was awarded the ICC Test Player of the Year award and named in the ICC Test Team of the Year by the ICC. [131] 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.[132]. Australia won the first Test by 118 runs[200] with Smith making scores of 56 and 38 runs. [160] It was believed that Smith was incorrectly given out, having clean missed a ball the umpires deemed to have been edged. Three consecutive losses, however, left his team in last position on the points table. 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. He also took nine catches throughout the tournament. Smith played 4 ODI out of 5 series against South Africa where Australia defeated South Africa 4–1 in the ODI Series. First batsman to register ten successive scores of 50 or more against a single opponent in Test history. Subsequently, match referee Andy Pycroft for the ICC banned Smith for one Test match and fined him 100% of his match fee. Smith finally broke a run of low scores against Sunrisers Hyderabad, scoring 46*. [211], Cricket Australia launched an independent investigation, charging Smith with bringing the game into disrepute. In the final against Trinidad and Tobago at Hyderabad, Smith made 33 with the bat and took two wickets. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort. 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. Smith played just one ODI match during England's tour during 2013–14, in the 4th ODI at Perth where he made 19 runs. However, during the match, Steve Smith's catch on Fawad Alam questioned whether his catch was within the ICC laws. 0 2 minutes read. [91] This change has taken his batting average from 33 to 63.55 as it stands as of 2018. Fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in Tests. 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 … He went unsold at the 2012 IPL Players Auction, but was later bought as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh by the Pune Warriors India. [281], He has also been criticised for having too much influence over team selections.[282]. 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. [207], Australia lost by 322 runs in the third Test, with Smith barely contributing to the score. [12], Smith was a member of the Australian team at the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. Overall, Steve Smith has scored one century and eight half-centuries over the course of his IPL career. His confidence rubbed onto Samson who himself played some eye-catching strokes. Throughout the following ODI series, Smith averaged in excess of 40 across the first two matches, before leaving early for a rest. His form continued as he registered his maiden T20 century against the Gujarat Lions, scoring 101 off 54 balls. [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. [38][39], On 28 March 2018, after being banned by Cricket Australia for his involvement in a ball tampering incident, Smith's player contract with the Royals was terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India as Steve Smith and fellow Australian batsman David Warner were banned from playing for their respective teams for the upcoming 2018 IPL edition. 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. [177], Smith was once again featured in ICC's 2016 Cricket Awards as a 12th man for the ICC Test team of the year. He scored 33 in his only innings as New South Wales defeated Western Australia outright. 11 Player of the Match awards in Test matches, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 01:39. [35] Smith was RPS's highest run scorer in the tournament, scoring 472 runs at an average of 39.33, including three fifties. [47][48] In the tournament, he scored 319 runs at an average of 39.87, including three fifties. After the Test series against South Africa, New Zealand played 3 ODIs in between the two Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. Steve Smith slashes historic 62 ball century! During the final Ashes match in Sydney, Smith reached the milestone of 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, becoming the equal second-fastest player and also the youngest Australian, ever to do so. 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