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Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

'Everything hit the middle of the bat' - Smith

Dec 17, 2017: Steven Smith said he had never felt better in the middle than during the first stage of his 239 at the WACA

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Smith leaves bungling England feeling Alone and a long way from Home

Dec 16, 2017: A baby-faced defender of Australia's homestead left England's unwelcome intruders looking like Christmas movie villains

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Sense of inevitability to England's toil and trouble

Dec 16, 2017: As Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh marched on the thought dawned that, while England require 16 more wickets to win this match, you wonder if they'll take 16 more in the series

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Perth, Day 3

Smith enters elite Ashes territory

Dec 16, 2017: Stats highlights from a dominant day of Australian batting on the third day against England at the WACA

Gaurav Sundararaman

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Ashes 2017-18, Perth, 3rd day

Smith, Mitchell Marsh heap pain upon England

Dec 16, 2017: Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden Test hundred and Steven Smith batted through the day for a double as England were ground into the dirt at the WACA

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, The Ashes 2017-18, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Steven Smith's glorious four-year run

Dec 16, 2017: Steven Smith is only the second batsman to get 1000-plus Test runs in four successive years, while his 20 hundreds during this period is the best ever

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Nothing shakes Smith's command and control

Dec 15, 2017: A lesser player than Steven Smith could have been distracted when he walked to the crease but currently he is on a level matched by few others

Daniel Brettig in Perth

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

How do you dismiss Steven Smith?

Dec 15, 2017: Readers get creative as England struggle against the world's No. 1 Test batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Ashes 2017-18, Perth, 2nd day

Smith masterclass puts pressure back on England

Dec 15, 2017: Steven Smith moved serenely towards a 21st Test hundred as Australia continued the fightback started by taking England's last six wickets for 35 runs

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Mitchell Marsh in line but Handscomb gets Smith backing

Dec 13, 2017: Steven Smith has spoken sympathetically about Peter Handscomb's struggles but suggested the selectors were leaning towards playing a fifth bowling option

Daniel Brettig in Perth

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
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