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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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Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Smith ton sets up big Australia win

Oct 7, 2014: Steven Smith embarked on this tour as a key Test player without a clear role in Australia's one-day side, but his first ODI century might change that. Smith struck 101 to set up Australia's comfortable 93-run victory over Pakistan in the first ODI in Shar

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Zimbabwe v Australia, tri-series, Harare

Clarke unhappy with Smith omission

Aug 31, 2014: Australia captain Michael Clarke has expressed displeasure with the XI he was given by the selectors, after his side's three-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe in Harare

ESPNcricinfo staff

Test cricket's young Fab Four

Aug 29, 2014: Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness

Martin Crowe

Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Lyon back in Australia's ODI squad

Aug 4, 2014: Offspinner Nathan Lyon has gone from Test specialist to World Cup contender after being named in Australia's squad for the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe later this month

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Steven Smith eyes limited-overs progress

Jun 9, 2014: Steven Smith's Test career is flourishing, but a regular spot in the limited-overs side remains elusive, which is something he wants to change

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Faulkner anointed a leader for future

Jun 6, 2014: James Faulkner has joined Steve Smith in the front rank of Australia's leadership prospects for the future following his unveiling as Australia A captain

Daniel Brettig

Royal Challengers v Royals, IPL 2014, Bangalore

Smith and Faulkner stun RCB

May 11, 2014: Rajasthan Royals needed 65 from four overs, and Steven Smith and James Faulkner catapulted them home with an over and a delivery to spare

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield final, Canberra, 5th day

NSW claim Shield after Smith ton

Mar 25, 2014: If the Sheffield Shield final petered out inevitably to a dull draw in front of a small gathering at Manuka Oval, then there was no fizz lacking in the celebrations of a New South Wales team toasting their first domestic title since 2008

Daniel Brettig

NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield, Canberra, 4th day

New South Wales to host Shield final

Mar 14, 2014: New South Wales will host the Sheffield Shield final in Canberra after their captain Steven Smith played a key role in steering them to a tense three-wicket win over Western Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Rain intervenes after Clarke passes 150

Mar 2, 2014: On day one it was a test of the body, on day two of the mind. Michael Clarke brought up a hard-fought century after spending 24 balls stuck on 99, but rain halved the second day's play in Cape Town

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Haddin and Smith run out of miracles

Feb 22, 2014: At some point, Australia's uncertain top order was going to cause trouble they could not recover from. Without two days of defiance, or perhaps help from the weather, Port Elizabeth will be that occasion

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth
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