Steve Smith

Ashes: Wobbly England 71/3 at tea after Australia declared at 662/9 on Day 4 of Perth Test

Ashes: Wobbly England 71/3 at tea after Australia declared at 662/9 on Day 4 of Perth Test

After Smith top-scored for the hosts with 239, three quick wickets by Hazlewood - who removed both England openers - and Nathan Lyon put the hosts within seven wickets of reclaiming the Ashes.

Dec 17, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve 'Special' Smith leaves Ashes rivals and teammates in awe

Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve 'Special' Smith leaves Ashes rivals and teammates in awe

The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test runs for the year and also notched his fastest Test century in an innings that appeared to shatter England's resolve. At stumps, Smith was on 229 not out, having faced 390 balls, hitting 28 fours and one six as his stellar year continued. It was his second century of the series and he didn`t offer a single chance throughout.

Dec 16, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Ashes 3rd Test: England hopes fade as Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh put attack to sword on Day 3

Ashes 3rd Test: England hopes fade as Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh put attack to sword on Day 3

The home side took total control of the match and were 549 for four in their first innings by stumps, with Smith on 229 and Marsh on 181, leading the hapless tourists by 146 runs with six wickets still in hand.

Dec 16, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Kevin Pietersen trolls England bowlers after recalled Mitchell Marsh hits maiden ton

Ashes, 3rd Test: Kevin Pietersen trolls England bowlers after recalled Mitchell Marsh hits maiden ton

In his previous 35 innings in 21 matches, Marsh had scored 674 runs with a high score of 87 at a not so impressive average of 21.74.

Dec 16, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve Smith joins Virat Kohli in the 'freak' category

Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve Smith joins Virat Kohli in the 'freak' category

Australia captain Steve Smith on Saturday became only the second player, after compatriot and former opener Matthew Hayden, to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year for the fourth successive year during Day 3's play of third Ashes Test against England at the WACA, Perth.

Dec 16, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Aussie captain Steve Smith becomes statistically the 2nd most successful batsman in history

Ashes, 3rd Test: Aussie captain Steve Smith becomes statistically the 2nd most successful batsman in history

For the record, Smith took 22 innings in 12 matches to hit his first Test hundred, then in the following 86 knocks, he has scored more than 5000 runs at an average of more than 71.

Dec 16, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: 'Unlucky' Aussie substitute fielder Peter Handscomb takes flying catch to end Dawid Malan's brilliant WACA knock — Watch

Ashes, 3rd Test: 'Unlucky' Aussie substitute fielder Peter Handscomb takes flying catch to end Dawid Malan's brilliant WACA knock — Watch

At Stumps on Day 2, Australia were 203 for three, with Smith on 92 and Shaun Marsh on seven. They still trail England by 200 runs with seven wickets in hand.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Steve Smith bring Australia back on Day 2 in Perth

Ashes, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Steve Smith bring Australia back on Day 2 in Perth

At Stumps Australia were 203 for three, with Smith on 92 and Shaun Marsh on seven, a deficit of 200 runs with seven wickets in hand after dismissing England for 403.

Dec 15, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh in line for Test recall, says Steve Smith

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh in line for Test recall, says Steve Smith

If recalled, it would be the first appearance for Marsh since a shoulder injury mid-way through Australia's Test series in India earlier this year.

Dec 13, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England's chaotic tour reaches the point of no return as Australia, 2-0 up in the five-match series, look for an Ashes-clinching victory in the last ever Test to be played at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Dec 12, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Virat Kohli grabs second position in ICC Test rankings

Virat Kohli grabs second position in ICC Test rankings

Virat Kohli's double ton against Sri Lanka was followed by a 50 in the second innings as he finished with 610 runs in the series, which India won 1-0 after the first and third Test ended in draws in Kolkata and New Delhi.

Dec 07, 2017, 14:57 PM IST
Ashes ain't over, says England skipper Joe Root

Ashes ain't over, says England skipper Joe Root

England's late resurgence in Adelaide gave them some hope of claiming a victory with a ground record run chase of 354 but they ultimately withered in the face of Australia`s pace attack on Wednesday.

Dec 06, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: Captains struggle with Decision Review System

Ashes, 2nd Test: Captains struggle with Decision Review System

No less than 17 decisions were referred to the DRS technology for the third umpire to review, of which seven were successful in having the original call overturned, while on 10 other occasions the umpire's original decision was upheld.

Dec 06, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Mitchell Marsh gets Australia call-up for Perth

Ashes, 3rd Test: Mitchell Marsh gets Australia call-up for Perth

To get into the side, however, he will probably need to supplant Peter Handscomb or brother Shaun, who won the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 126 in the first innings in Adelaide.

Dec 06, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood set-up crushing 120 run win for Aussies

Ashes, 2nd Test: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood set-up crushing 120 run win for Aussies

Holders England now face the prospect of losing the series in next week`s third Test at Perth`s WACA Ground where they have not won a Test since 1978.

Dec 06, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: Australia live to regret not enforcing follow-on in Adelaide

Ashes, 2nd Test: Australia live to regret not enforcing follow-on in Adelaide

Australian captain Smith could have enforced the follow-on when England made 227 in reply to Australia`s 442-8 declared on Monday but decided to send his openers out to face England`s attack in the night session.

Dec 05, 2017, 18:26 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: Watch Steve Smith's epic reaction after wasting two reviews in three balls

Ashes, 2nd Test: Watch Steve Smith's epic reaction after wasting two reviews in three balls

Earlier, teams used to have extra reviews after every 80 overs. But now, teams have only two reviews available during an entire innings.

Dec 05, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
WATCH: Cool Aleem Dar diffuses Steve Smith-James Anderson Ashes tension in style

WATCH: Cool Aleem Dar diffuses Steve Smith-James Anderson Ashes tension in style

Ahead of the match, Anderson had called the Australians bully. Smith replied by calling him “one of the biggest sledgers”.

Dec 02, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: Dream Test debut for England's Craig Overton against Australia, with Smith wicket

Ashes, 2nd Test: Dream Test debut for England's Craig Overton against Australia, with Smith wicket

Craig Overton angled one in between bat and pad to scatter Smith`s stumps to the unbridled delight of the England team after the Australian skipper`s match-turning unbeaten 141 in his side`s 10-wicket first Brisbane Test win.

Dec 02, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Ashes: Impatient England, confident Australia ready for day-night tussle

Ashes: Impatient England, confident Australia ready for day-night tussle

While his Australian counterpart Steve Smith basked in the confidence that comes from scoring an unbeaten 141 to lead your side to a 10-wicket victory, Root fielded questions about Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow`s "headbutt" and Moeen Ali`s finger.

Dec 01, 2017, 23:20 PM IST