Steve Smith stars as Australia hammer Pakistan in second T20

Steve Smith struck a sparkling half-century to fire Australia to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Canberra on Tuesday. The former captain’s unbeaten 80 from 51 balls gave Australia a 1-0 lead in their three-match series after the opener was washed out in Sydney on Sunday.

Pakistan managed to do what Sri Lanka could not in the previous series – remove David Warner – but they had no answers for the peerless Smith, who put on an exhibition of clean hitting as Australia reeled in Pakistan’s modest total of 150 for six with nine balls to spare.

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