Steve Smith made to look mortal as South Africa put captain in spin | Adam Collins

The Australian batsman has gone 14 innings against the Proteas without reaching three figures

“He’s just looked in complete control, hasn’t he?” This was Steve Smith, talking about AB de Villiers after his side were comfortably beaten in the second Test in Port Elizabeth. Variations of that sentence are routinely uttered by exasperated opponents of the Australian captain from all over the cricket world. But less often by the South Africans, and certainly not over the last fortnight.

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