16.9.2019 02:19 pm
The former Australia captain enjoyed a remarkable series in England, scoring a total of 774 runs in just seven innings.
Steve Smith returned to international cricket to a chorus of boos but he walked off the pitch at the Oval to a standing ovation after a summer of Ashes redemption.
Steve Smith allegedly mocked the bespectacled Jack Leach, who has become a bit of a cult hero for England.
The Afghans defied rain and fading light to take the one-off Test.
The dynamic batter has played a major part in the Aussies retaining the Ashes.
Smith has taken his game to a new level since returning from a 12-month ball-tampering ban this year.
First day of the fourth Ashes Test dogged by freakish weather.
England’s all-time leading wicket-taker has not bowled in the series since breaking down with a calf injury in the first Test.
An interesting recipe for the England star.
The 28-year-old left-handed batsman’s five-and-a-half hour innings was a brilliantly paced mix of defence and aggression.
The 24-year-old Barbados-born son of an English father said conditions in Leeds dictated why he bowled fewer short balls than at Lord’s.
He was unconcerned about Warner’s lack of form, which has seen the left-hander score only 18 runs in four innings.
Smith, whose two centuries in the first Test were pivotal in Australia taking a 1-0 lead, is still suffering concussion symptoms.
Australia have been at the forefront of pressing for better safety measures after the death of Phillip Hughes.
The star batsman collapsed face forward after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head when on 80 during Australia’s first innings of the second Ashes Test against England on Saturday.