Steve Smith      

Full name Steven Barry Smith

Born October 18, 1961, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 53 years 259 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 41 12 8.20 0 0 6 0 1 0
ODIs 28 24 2 861 117 39.13 1319 65.27 2 8 8 0
First-class 90 155 9 5248 263 35.94 12 26 66 0
List A 89 85 12 2816 117 38.57 3 25 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 28 2 7 5 0 - - - 4.28 - 0 0 0
First-class 90 115 77 1 1/35 77.00 4.01 115.0 0 0
List A 89 277 205 7 2/16 2/16 29.28 4.44 39.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 2-7, 1984 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Apr 28-May 2, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Feb 6, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 10, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981/82 - 1990/91
List A span 1981/82 - 1990/91
Profile

Steve Smith was a 23-year-old on the brink of the Australian side when he threw in his lot with the rebel tour of South Africa. A right-hand opener and a good fielder, Smith made his debut for NSW in 1981-82 scoring 245 runs at 40.83; the following summer was even better, and his maiden first-class hundred was a career-best 263 against Victoria. His one-day international debut was equally impressive, scoring a hundred in his third match against New Zealand at Melbourne. He continued to be a part of the ODI squad, toured Sri Lanka and finally made his Test debut in the Caribbean in 1983-84 but struggled against the West Indies pace barrage, making 41 runs in three Tests. He struggled in 1984-85, possibly weighed down by his decision to tour South Africa, but once there he showed his class with an outstanding hundred in the third "Test" at Johannesburg. He ended the tour with 1163 runs at 52.86 and was named one of South Africa's Cricketers of the Year. After two more seasons with NSW he moved to the Cape and played out his career with Transvaal.
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Jun 11, 2015

Steven Smith falls over while attempting to play a shot, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, 1st day, Kingston, June 11, 2015

Steven Smith falls over while attempting to play a shot

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Jun 5, 2015

The slip cordon appeals for an lbw, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Roseau, 3rd day, June 5, 2015

The slip cordon appeals for an lbw

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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