Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Tag Archives: Steve Smith

Warner joins Smith and Bancroft in accepting tampering ban

SYDNEY: David Warner said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were ...

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Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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Roy record inspires England to victory

MELBOURNE: England’s opener Jason Roy recorded the highest-ever one-day international score by an England player as the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a five-wicket win over Australia on Sunday. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they were beaten 4-0, the tourists chased down a hefty Australian total ...

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Khawaja leads the way as Australia pull away from England

SYDNEY: Australia strengthened their position on the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground after finishing the day at 479/4, a lead of 133 over England’s 346. It was an eventful Saturday (January 6) at the venue bathed in pink, which saw wickets ...

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Smith’s Ton Ensures Boxing Day Test Draw

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith again proved the immovable obstacle for England as he posted another century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Saturday, denying the tourists their first win of the series. The Australia skipper stonewalled the English bowling attack to remain ...

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Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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Hasan Ali remains top ODI bowler

LONDON: Pakistan’s Hasan Ali maintained his hold on the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings as the top ODI bowler. Hasan Ali finished ahead of Imran Tahir from South Africa and Jasprit Bumrah from India. England’s James Anderson was the top-ranked test bowler followed by Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) and Ravindra ...

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Ashes 2017: Khawaja, Smith put Australia in strong position

ADELAIDE: Usman Khawaja was back in the runs and Steve Smith threatened another big score as Australia recovered from losing both openers on the first day of the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide on Saturday. Khawaja stepped up from his scratchy batting in Brisbane with a half-century as ...

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Joe Root: Smith’s laughter could be used as motivation

Joe Root says that Steve Smith’s light-hearted reaction during the post-match news conference after the first Test will spur England on in Adelaide. The Australian skipper struggled to keep his giggles under control in Brisbane as the press questioned Cameron Bancroft over his head butt incident with Jonny Bairstow. Smith ...

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