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Category: Steve Smith

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Steve Smith shows no sign of concussion as he returns from head knock in IPL six-fest

Australian batsman makes 69 from 47 ballsThirty-three sixes hit as Royals beat Super KingsSteve Smith allayed any lingering concern about concussion with a match-winning performance in his first match of the new Indian Premier League season.The Rajasth…

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Australia’s Steve Smith cleared to return against England after concussion scare

Smith missed one-day international win after being hit in netsBut bowler Mitchell Starc a doubt with upper-leg injury Steve Smith has been cleared to return for Australia in Sunday’s second one-day international against England following the concussion…

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More than the average bear: Peter Handscomb’s meditative approach to cricket and life

Despite multiple setbacks, Peter Handscomb continues to have faith in his abilityAs Peter Handscomb made his Test debut in 2016, Chris Rogers told a story about his former teammate on radio. Five years earlier, the pair were batting together in a produ…

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The Hundred may lose Australian stars due to clash with ODI series

• Three-match series with Zimbabwe set for early August• Organisers hope Smith and Warner will miss Australia squadOrganisers for the Hundred are sweating on Australia’s selection for a one?day international series against Zimbabwe which could lead to …

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Josh Philippe fires Sydney Sixers to Big Bash title as Melbourne Stars fall short

Sixers 5-116, Stars 6-97; Sixers win by 19 runsPhilippe’s 52 proves decisive in rain-hit finalJosh Philippe teamed up with his mentor, Steve Smith, to steer the Sydney Sixers to their second Big Bash League title with a rain-affected 19-run victory ove…

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Steve Smith shades Aaron Finch as Sydney Sixers claim Big Bash victory

Sixers 176-3 beat Renegades 175-5 with eight balls remainingFinch hit 109 not out but Smith’s 66 not out guided Sixers homeSteve Smith proved the sword was mightier than the bludgeon as he and Josh Philippe enabled Sydney Sixers to trump an Aaron Finch…

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Steve Smith fired up by first Test failure and Pakistan’s send-off

Yasir Shah’s celebration motivates AustralianTwo sides meet again in second Test on FridayA year out made Steve Smith run-hungry, but a cheap out and a send-off has made him plain ravenous. Pakistani Yasir Shah’s pointed celebration at dismissing Austr…

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Australia’s men look to write new chapter as Test cricket season begins | Geoff Lemon

As Australian take on Pakistan at the Gabba for their first engagement, a longer wait has come to an endWhen Test match morning rolls around at last, it always feels like the longest wait has come to an end. No matter how many hours of overseas tours y…

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Steve Smith says he plays ‘better’ under captaincy pressure

Batsman backed by some to lead Australia againLeadership ban ends in March next yearThe captaincy questions keep coming for Steve Smith as another Australian leader-in-waiting prepares to put his best foot forward.Smith’s leadership ban expires next Ma…

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David Warner and Steve Smith to lead Australia’s T20 World Cup charge

Selectors seeking stability before 2020 tournamentD’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Marcus Stoinis omittedSteve Smith and David Warner will spearhead Australia’s preparations for a maiden T20 World Cup title as selectors seek rare continuity in the 20-over …

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Ashes 2019: stellar images from an unforgettable summer

A look back at the fortunes of England and Australia across the five Tests, as seen through the lens of Guardian and Observer photographer Tom Jenkins. Click or tap on the images to read the captions Continue reading…

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Weary Steve Smith is just for once unable to rise to the occasion | Geoff Lemon

It was apparent from his body language that Australia’s hero of the series was no longer piloting in perfect controlIn a tour match against Derbyshire before the fourth Ashes Test there was a version of Steve Smith who looked nothing like Steve Smith. …

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Jofra Archer says Steve Smith ‘didn’t look as nailed on as usual’ – video

Jofra Archer said he had a feeling something was not right with Australia’s Steve Smith on day two at the Oval. ‘It might just be my perception of it but he didn’t look as nailed on as he usually is’. When told by a journalist that Smith was flu-ridden…

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Jofra Archer says flu-ridden Steve Smith ‘didn’t look as nailed on as usual’

• Smith scored 80 despite being dosed up on cold remedies• Archer hopeful England can force victory in final Ashes TestJofra Archer had a feeling something was not right with Steve Smith on day two at the Oval. And at the close of play, after the lowes…

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Sam Curran gives England a snarl they have lacked in Ashes summer of Steve | Barney Ronay

Left-armer brought intensity to a side that have been short of bite in the face of Steve Smith’s remorseless brillianceAs the shadows stretched out at the Oval on a lovely soft, drowsy Friday afternoon, something strange happened. Sam Curran took the b…

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Alastair Cook: ‘Steve Smith is redefining what is possible as a batsman’ | Donald McRae

The former England captain on Australia’s ‘freak’ run machine, the psychological battles all cricketers face and why less could be more for the future of Test cricket“As cricketers we fail all the time,” Alastair Cook says as he remembers how, exactly …

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Steve Smith’s latest Australia bail-out stresses lone Ashes dominance | Geoff Lemon

The batsman’s interventions are the only reason his side are not staring down the barrel of an Ashes whitewash in EnglandIf Australia do what they should by retaining the Ashes, and if they go on to win the series, it will feel thoroughly disingenuous …

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‘I had some luck’: Australia’s Steve Smith on Ashes double century – video

Steve Smith said he ‘had some luck’ on his way to a double century against England at Old Trafford to put Australia in control of the fourth Ashes Test. Smith was caught on 118 but Jack Leach’s delivery was a no ball after he stepped over the crease. S…

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Overton says wind hit bowlers’ run-up rhythm and helped Smith weather storm

• England struggle with 40mph crosswinds at Old Trafford• Overton: ‘Conditions really didn’t suit running into bowl’Steve Smith was seeing it like a beachball once more as a day of excellence from Australia’s premier batsman and strong winds scotched t…

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Stuart Broad warns Steve Smith of brutal return in fourth Ashes Test

• ‘Jofra Archer will be in Joe Root’s ear when Smith comes in’ • Archer eager for round two with Australia’s top batsmanSteve Smith has been told to expect a brutal return to the Test arena on Wednesday with Jofra Archer said to be eager for round two …