Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tag Archives: Steve Smith

Starc makes history with two hat-tricks in first-class game

Mitchell Starc

SYDNEY: Australia’s Strike bowler Mitchell Starc became the first man to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia on Tuesday as he hit ominous form ahead of the Ashes Test series against England . The left-arm pacer became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history – ...

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Smith blames Australia’s poor decisions for India loss

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SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed his team’s poor decision making under pressure after their demoralising 4-1 loss to India in the one-day internationals. The visitors suffered a seven-wicket thrashing in the final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday to slip to third in the world rankings. They started the ...

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We are having too many collapses, says Steve Smith

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KOLKATA: Australia captain Steve Smith is unable to figure out why his batting line-up is falling apart in crunch situations across formats, admitting that it is happening way too often to his liking. Chasing a modest target of 253, Australia lost their last eight wickets for 112 runs with seven ...

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Steve Smith tells teams to be wary of India’s pacers

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CHENNAI: Australia were undone by spin in the first one-day international but skipper Steve Smith has warned his side need to be ready for India’s other bowling weapons. The tourists were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who took five wickets between them, to go down by ...

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Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs

Shakib Al Hasan

DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan picked up 10 wickets in the match to wreck Australia in the second innings as Bangladesh secured a historic 20-run win over Australia. This was Bangladesh’s first Test win over Australia in five attempts. Earlier, David Warner scored his 19th Test century was dismissed by Shakib ...

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Smith backs Khawaja’s Test return in Bangladesh

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DARWIN: Captain Steve Smith backed Usman Khawaja to return to the Australian team for this month’s two-Test series in Bangladesh. Smith, speaking ahead of the team’s departure to Dhaka, said left-hander Khawaja was a key player for the Ashes series against England later this year and needed to work his ...

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David Warner expected to be fit for Bangladesh tour

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DARWIN: Leading up to the tour of Bangladesh, Australia played an inter squad pre-tour practice match between Steve Smith XI and David Warner XI. Australian opener and wise captain David Warner suffered a blow to the neck when he got hit by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer in the three day ...

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Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Amir

India's Virat Kohli(R)presents a cricket bat to Pakistan's Mohammad Amir(C)as Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi(L) walks past during a training session at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on March 18, 2016.
India will play Pakistan in their latest match of the ongoing World T20 tournament on March 19. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir in a Twitter question-answer session with fans has termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli “the best batsman in the world”. Amir was asked by a fan: “Who is the best batsman in the world, according to you?”, to which he responded, “Virat Kohli.” ...

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Gayle lends his support to Australia cricketers

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SYDNEY: West Indies dashing opener Chris Gayle has come out in support of Steve Smith and co. in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia which sees 230 Australian cricketers without a contract. The Jamaican born feels that the players deserve what they demand. The Australia Cricketers’ Association is backing the ...

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Pakistan have made Champions Trophy truly memorable

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18:  Pakistan lift the ICC Champions Trophy after beating India during ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Congratulations Pakistan. Exceptional performance in the final today. #CT17 — Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) June 18, 2017 Wow wow wow unbelievable performance by team green. It feels like deja’vu after winning the 1992 WCup. I am over the moon #PakistanZindabad — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 18, 2017 Brilliant from Pakistan! Embraced ...

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