Showing 1-20 Previous pagePrevious Next Next page

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Wanted to tire India's bowlers, says Smith

Dec 27, 2014: Australia captain Steven Smith said that his team had aimed to exploit India's heavy bowling workload as they built towards their first-innings total of 530 at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Smith acting like a captain

Dec 27, 2014: In his first two Tests as Australia captain, Steven Smith has scored runs, with the tail and in the first innings to set up games, and in abundance. He's led his team from the front

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Smith 192 helps Australia pull away

Dec 27, 2014: On a day of blue skies, a raucous crowd of 51,566, and some dreadful Indian fielding and bowling, Steven Smith's 192 was a masterpiece that guided his side to 530

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

A day that lived up to Boxing Day expectations

Dec 26, 2014: Tests don't come grander than the Boxing Day and the first day's play at the MCG lived up to expectations, with its subplots and slow twists

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Australia's 50-50 lifelines

Dec 26, 2014: Three Australia players made half-centuries on day one at the MCG; for each of them, the innings' meant different things

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Honours even after see-saw day

Dec 26, 2014: Steven Smith radiated certainty, adapting to the idiosyncrasies of the MCG's drop-in pitch and India's persevering bowlers to ensure his side ended the day on level terms with the visitors

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

The Boxing Day phenomenon

Dec 25, 2014: The stands will be teeming with life at the MCG and they will need to be entertained, no matter how much pressure the player might feel out in the middle

Sidharth Monga in Melbourne

Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Dec 24, 2014: Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane, leading in more departments than one

Ricky Ponting

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

The evolution of Steven Smith

Dec 19, 2014: From someone whom the Australian management and fans didn't really know what to do with, to the captain of his country, Steven Smith has come a long way

Jarrod Kimber at the Gabba

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

They didn't have an answer for Johnson - Smith

Dec 19, 2014: Steven Smith's 133 put him in elite company, for prior to him only Monty Noble, Clem Hill, Lindsay Hassett and Greg Chappell had reached triple figures in their first innings as Test captain

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Smith and Johnson pick perfect time to reap

Dec 19, 2014: Australia were in trouble when Mitchell Johnson joined Steven Smith and began a partnership that could have snatched the Test from India's grip

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Australia's M*A*S*H day

Dec 17, 2014: The heat got to Australia on a searing day in Brisbane and Steven Smith had to cope with a lot more than just the Indian batsmen on his first day as Test captain

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

A good time to invest in Smith stock

Dec 17, 2014: Australia's new captain is confident, gives off positive vibes, and has adapted his batting to show more responsibility without shedding his youthful bravado

Mark Nicholas

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

Dec 15, 2014: The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

Ricky Ponting

India in Australia 2014-15

'A whirlwind 18 months for me' - Steven Smith

Dec 15, 2014: Steven Smith has described being handed the Test captaincy as "an amazing thrill" and said he was confident he would have the full support of vice-captain Brad Haddin at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane

Smith named Australia's stand-in captain

Dec 15, 2014: Steven Smith will become Australia's 45th Test captain after being confirmed to replace Michael Clarke as leader for the remainder of the series against India

Brydon Coverdale and Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Charitable India wait for another declaration

Dec 10, 2014: Australia still had work to do when they began day two, but it all turned too easy for them as Michael Clarke and Steven Smith feasted on a choice selection of dropped catches, long-hops and length balls on the pads

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Smith prospers through patience

Dec 10, 2014: Michael Clarke's hundreds are now rarer, but Steven Smith and David Warner have taken up the slack. In Adelaide they have played sweetly either side of Clarke to underline the gathering depth in Australia's batting.

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Smith, Clarke flatten India on rainy day

Dec 10, 2014: Michael Clarke battled through severe back pain to make his 28th Test hundred, Steven Smith scored his fifth and the pair punished India's inconsistent bowlers on a second day badly hit by rain

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne

Smith proves South Africa's recurring nightmare

Nov 21, 2014: On Wednesday, AB de Villiers said Steven Smith was an opposing captain's nightmare, Two days later Smith proved to be a recurring nightmare

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG
Showing 1-20 Previous pagePrevious Next Next page

Top

News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days