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Allan Border Medal 2015

Smith dominates Border Medal night

Jan 27, 2015: Steven Smith dominated the Allan Border Medal night, taking Australian cricket's most prestigious award by an enormous margin

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart

Smith ton leads Australia to final

Jan 23, 2015: Before this game, Steven Smith had captained Australia in three matches. They had lost none of them, and he had scored a century in each. Now he has captained Australia in four matches. They have still lost none of them, and he has still scored a century

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Melbourne

Bailey suspended for slow over-rate

Jan 18, 2015: Steven Smith will likely be called on to captain Australia in their next ODI against England in Hobart on Friday, with George Bailey suspended due to Australia's slow over-rate against India

Brydon Coverdale

ICC news

Sangakkara returns to top of Test rankings

Jan 11, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the top position in the ICC Test Players Rankings, following the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, which the hosts won by 193 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Australia race to 348-run lead

Jan 9, 2015: On the fourth afternoon at the SCG, Australia rollicked along at better than a run a ball in their second innings, hoping to beat India and the weather.

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Steven Smith's most difficult day

Jan 8, 2015: Steven Smith had a tough day as captain in Brisbane too, but there he maintained an outward calm at least; today, as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul gathered their runs, he was harried and did not handle things at optimum levels

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Spidercam in focus after Steven Smith's drop

Jan 8, 2015: Australia captain Steven Smith appeared to complain that the Spidercam used by host broadcaster Channel Nine interfered with his line of sight when he dropped a straightforward catch on day three

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Smith unaware of Starc send-off

Jan 7, 2015: Australia's captain Steven Smith admits he did not see Mitchell Starc's send-off to the Indian opener M Vijay in the first over of the visitors' innings on day two of the Sydney Test, but agrees the practice should be ended

Daniel Brettig at SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Daylight between Steven Smith and the rest

Jan 7, 2015: Australia's top six batsmen scored more than 50 for the first time in Test cricket, but none of the batsmen was anywhere near as masterful as the captain Steven Smith

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Australia on top after making 572

Jan 7, 2015: Everywhere you turned on the second day in Sydney there were stats, and Steven Smith was at the centre of most of them. But at the end of the day the only figure that really mattered was 501. That was the deficit India faced at stumps

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Smith sees the bigger picture

Jan 5, 2015: Steven Smith has enlarged upon the full reasons for his later than expected declaration on the final day of the Boxing Day Test against India

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

What can India do against Steven Smith?

Jan 4, 2015: He has made over 500 runs in the three Tests so far, but he isn't quite invincible

Aakash Chopra

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Wanted to tire India's bowlers, says Smith

Dec 27, 2014: Australia captain Steven Smith said that his team had aimed to exploit India's heavy bowling workload as they built towards their first-innings total of 530 at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Smith acting like a captain

Dec 27, 2014: In his first two Tests as Australia captain, Steven Smith has scored runs, with the tail and in the first innings to set up games, and in abundance. He's led his team from the front

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Smith 192 helps Australia pull away

Dec 27, 2014: On a day of blue skies, a raucous crowd of 51,566, and some dreadful Indian fielding and bowling, Steven Smith's 192 was a masterpiece that guided his side to 530

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

A day that lived up to Boxing Day expectations

Dec 26, 2014: Tests don't come grander than the Boxing Day and the first day's play at the MCG lived up to expectations, with its subplots and slow twists

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Australia's 50-50 lifelines

Dec 26, 2014: Three Australia players made half-centuries on day one at the MCG; for each of them, the innings' meant different things

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Honours even after see-saw day

Dec 26, 2014: Steven Smith radiated certainty, adapting to the idiosyncrasies of the MCG's drop-in pitch and India's persevering bowlers to ensure his side ended the day on level terms with the visitors

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

The Boxing Day phenomenon

Dec 25, 2014: The stands will be teeming with life at the MCG and they will need to be entertained, no matter how much pressure the player might feel out in the middle

Sidharth Monga in Melbourne

Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Dec 24, 2014: Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane, leading in more departments than one

Ricky Ponting
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