Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Australian cricketers land in Sydney after fleeing Covid-hit India

A group of 38 players, coaches, officials and TV commentators had reportedly been staying in the Maldives, after leaving India on 6 May

Australian cricketers land in Sydney after fleeing Covid-hit India

Sydney Test

India need 407 as Australia declare on 312/6

The tourists, who rebounded from defeat in the series opener in Adelaide to win in Melbourne, face a monumental task over the last four sessions if they are to avoid going 2-1 down before they head ...

Australia's captain Tim Paine (L) congratulates his teammate Cameron Green on scoring a half-century (50 runs) on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on 10 January 2021

Sydney Test

Labuschagne, Smith steer Australia to ominous lead

Their problems piled more misery on India, who were already without injured bowlers Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma and batsman KL Rahul, while skipper Virat Kohli is on paternity leave

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne (L) and Steven Smith run between the wickets on the third day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on 9 January 2021

Scintillating Australia bowling, sharp fielding restrict India

On a fine day at the Sydney Cricket Ground, visiting India resumed on 96 for two in reply to Australia's first innings 338, built on the back of a Steve Smith century

ustralia's Marnus Labuschagne (C) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of India's Jasprit Bumrah on the third day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on 9 January 2021

Resurgent Smith smacks century as India trail Australia by 242

Pace spearheads Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins got the breakthroughs, dismissing openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as India reached stumps at 96 for two

Australia's Pat Cummins (R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing India's Shubman Gill (not pictured) during the second day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on 8 January 2021

Australia dismissed for 338 after Smith century

Smith had a nervous spell on 99 before turning the ball off his hips to square leg for three runs, securing his 27th test century and first since September 2019

Australia's Steven Smith celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on 8 January 2021

Williamson overtakes Smith, Kohli to be top test batsman

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson enters the New Year as the top-ranked test batsman after leapfrogging Australia's Steve Smith and India skipper Virat Kohli in the latest official rankings issued

New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson celebrates reaching his century (100 runs) during the second day of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on 27 December 2020

Australia seek quick fix to batting woes, add Warner, Pucovski in squad

Skittled for 195 in the first innings and only reaching 200 in the second due to doughty tail-end resistance, Australia failed to record a half-century for the first time in a home test match since ...

Australia's Josh Hazlewood (R) is bowled without playing a shot as India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (L) looks on on the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India played at the MCG in Melbourne on 29 December 2020

India grab three early Australia wickets to take control

After their horror show in the first Test at Adelaide, where they lost by eight wickets and were skittled for 36 in their second innings, India were desperate to start well in Melbourne

Australia's Joe Burns (R) walks off after been dismissed by India on the first day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India played at the MCG in Melbourne on 26 December 2020
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