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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

Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne

Smith ton ends Australia's MCG jinx and wins series

Nov 21, 2014: Steven Smith started this series in form but out of the side. Matthew Wade started it out of form but in the side. Together, they set up a series victory by plotting one of Australia's most remarkable one-day international chases

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

South Africa in Australia 2014-15

Steven Smith a 'captain's nightmare'

Nov 19, 2014: Steven Smith has come in for high praise after his sparkling 73 in Canberra, with AB de Villiers dubbing him "a captain's nightmare", and Aaron Finch going one further by naming Smith in the same breath as de Villiers himself

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Finch and Starc down South Africa

Nov 19, 2014: Centurion Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were central figures in Australia's commanding 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra, despite a pair of sparkling innings by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers

The Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Australia news

Michael Clarke still polling well

Nov 18, 2014: With the Brisbane Test against India less than a month away, Australia coach Darren Lehmann has indicated that "there's a few things going on behind the scenes", as the team look for a replacement captain to fill in for Michael Clarke, who could miss the

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Trashing the brand

Nov 3, 2014: Australia's aggression backfired spectacularly in the UAE but they do not seem ready to learn the lessons of their travel bagging

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Steven Smith, the Australian who dares to attack spin

Oct 29, 2014: From Australia's lead spinner and No. 8, Steven Smith has steadily risen up the batting ranks to become one of the central figures in their line-up, and arguably their most comfortable player of spin

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Smith rues 'disappointing' dismissal

Oct 28, 2014: Steven Smith has bemoaned the way he threw his wicket away in the first innings against Pakistan in Dubai by cutting a topsinner straight to point just when he was beginning to look set

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Why Smith's catch to dismiss Fawad was allowed

Oct 13, 2014: The ICC has sought to explain why the umpires adjudged Steven Smith's controversial catch to dismiss Fawad Alam to be legal in the third ODI between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi

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