Steve Smith was born in 1989. He is an Australian cricketer who was born in New South Wales. He is the captain of the national team as well currently. He has proved himself as a great captain today. Being the younger cricketer, he has gained immense popularity to reach the captain spot for Australia. India went into the field today with demolishing Australia’s hopes of winning the first match in the series of ODIs. Australia won the match despite the brilliant century of Rohit Sharma who made 171. The real master mind behind the Indian defeat was the partnership between the Steve Smith and George Bailey.Smith scored 149 runs from 135 balls.
Today is a day in the history of cricket when magnificent performances of Virat Kohli and Sharma had already made the match splendid. The more splendid innings was played today by Steve Smith himself. Steve Smith was able to make the record breaking highest third wicket partnership with George Bailey. In the chase of India’s 309 runs, Smith lead by example by 149 off 135 balls. He played till the end but unluckily got caught out at extra cover position. He and Bailey contributed 241 runs for Australia. Bailey was out for 112 runs. Smith remained o the wicket to make sure his team do not fail against India. He saved Australia from defeat and took them to the target.
Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn made the previously highest 3rd wicket partnership record of 234 runs. That was long ago against India as well in the World Cup Final of 2003. Today’s runs were successfully chased by Australia when which was also the highest run chase at the Perth Cricket Ground as well.
Steven Smith was really mad at the spinners. Both Bailey and Smith went after the spinners. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin were included by India especially to produce the effective spin attack for this match. The Australian captain outsmarted them very efficiently. He ruined the figures of Jadeja who conceded 61 runs for no wicket. Ashwin al so proved to be the perfect victim for Steve after giving away 68 runs. He however took wicket for this expensive bowling. None of the Indian bowlers had any success against the smashing Steven Smith. Today he proved that he is no less than Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting. He completed his century on the ball of Umesh Yadav by facing 97 balls.
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Steven Smith not only takes credit for his batting but also for his captaincy skills today. He restricted India in the middle overs who had to work really hard to stretch to 300. Steven Smith played the similar shots played early in the innings by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Glenn Maxwell who came after the dismissal of Bailey went out early. Smith was still fighting like a champion. It looked like Steve wanted to beat India early before 50 overs. The 309 total did not scare him or his boys at all. Smith had already had his mind set for the victory. He warned his boys against the Indian team.