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The three reasons why Joe Root chose to bowl in Adelaide

Dec 10, 2017: And the seven reasons he shouldn't have

Mark Nicholas

The Ashes 2017-18

Smith needed sleeping pill ahead of final-day showdown

Dec 6, 2017: Steven Smith was nervous enough about Australia's chances of closing out a 2-0 Ashes series lead that he popped a sleeping pill the night before day five in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

We got DRS wrong, will review follow-on - Saker

Dec 5, 2017: Australia's assistant coach admitted the team probably made an error in not enforcing the follow-on on the third day in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Smith feels the pressure under a blood-red sky

Dec 5, 2017: For the first time in the series, Steven Smith was not smiling as Australia's limitations began to tell

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Smith's burned reviews bring England fans cheer

Dec 5, 2017: Plenty has gone right for Steven Smith so far in the Ashes, but he endured a frustrating evening in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 2nd Ashes Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Batting again 'Smith's call' - Starc

Dec 4, 2017: Mitchell Starc said that Steven Smith did not consult his fast bowlers before opting not to enforce the follow-on on the third day of the second Ashes Test

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Smith becomes Australia's lightning rod

Dec 2, 2017: England were enraged by Australia's conduct at the Gabba and Steven Smith was their chief target

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Ashes Test, Adelaide

Reliable Smith seeks end to Australian rollercoaster

Dec 1, 2017: Steven Smith's extraordinary returns in recent years have contrasted with Australia's hit-and-miss results. Something will have to give at Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Ashes Test, Adelaide

Australia sledging doesn't cross line - Smith

Dec 1, 2017: Australia's captain, Steven Smith, has denied his team veered into inappropriate personal territory during their first Test sledging of England's players

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

England's wheels are not off but they're loosened

Nov 29, 2017: They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question

Mark Nicholas

ICC news

Smith extends lead as No. 1 Test batsman, Pujara climbs to No. 2

Nov 28, 2017: A substantial knock in the next Test could put the Australia captain in the second position on the on the all-time list of most points accumulated by a Test batsman, only behind Sir Don Bradman

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone

Nov 27, 2017: The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

'For me personally it was just really weird. It was so random'

Nov 27, 2017: How do you define a headbutt? Where did Jonny Bairstow make contact with Cameron Bancroft? And actually a bit of cricket as well. The full transcript of an unusual press conference

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 4th day

Where the Test turned

Nov 26, 2017: The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba

George Dobell

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 3rd day

Kohli v Smith, and the art of hundreds as captain

Nov 26, 2017: Statistics to prove how two modern-day greats have dominated the game

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Smith can be best of modern greats - Ponting

Nov 26, 2017: Ricky Ponting believes the Steven Smith can reach record peaks in his career but did caution that things could get tougher for the Australia captain

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane, 3rd Day

Smith hundred 'up there' with his best

Nov 25, 2017: Steven Smith said he needed patience and resilience to achieve one of his finest Test hundreds in the face of England's defensive tactics

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 3rd Day

Smith's restraint brings special Ashes moment

Nov 25, 2017: Much has been made of the contest between rival Ashes captains Steven Smith and Joe Root and it is Smith who has drawn first blood

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v England, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

'13,600,798 fidgets'

Nov 25, 2017: The reactions on Twitter to Steven Smith's magnificent hundred at the Gabba

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 3rd Day

Smith's slow route to century No. 21

Nov 25, 2017: Steven Smith's 21 Test hundred was his slowest century - and it came at a critical time for Australia in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba

Gaurav Sundararaman
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